Art Exhibit: Animals with Attitude

Animals with Attitude
March 1 – April 7, 2018

Gallery admission is free and open to all.
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturdays, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the pre-historic cave paintings in Lascaux Cave, France to Franz Marc’s Large Blue Horses, countless artists have used animals as their subject matter. Sometimes the artist’s aim is representational—to capture the animal’s every detail in photographic reality, whereas other artists seek to capture the animal’s essence, through unique color, exaggerated perspective and context.

It is this second group of artists, those who leave the conventions of reality behind, whose work comes alive in the exhibition, Animals with Attitude. Over the past few months, we’ve seen many animals in the gallery: Richard
Martinson’s folksy horses, cows, and birds and Brad Bohl’s highly realistic wildlife paintings. In contrast, and drawing on the work of various artists, this mixed media exhibition features the work of artists who believe dogs can be blue and horses can be purple. They have captured each animal’s personality whether the subject is a beloved pet or wild bird.

Two of The Arts Center’s resident artists have work in the exhibition, you’ll see Laura Ruprecht’s mosaic birds and handmade tiles and Linda Roesch’s expressively painted dogs. Drawing from private collections, there will be the work of Deborah Mae Broad whose animal etchings provide a window into an animal’s soul and Doug Boyd’s humorous and quirky mixed media work will make you laugh. Emily Williams-Wheeler and Karen Bakke’s paintings are bold and colorful, Bakke capturing the small details in various animal’s eyes and Wheeler’s the energetic interaction between animals.

An Animal Inspired Lunch with Laura Ruprecht
Friday, March 16, 2018 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Enjoy a homemade lunch for $5 or bring your own.
Please RSVP by March 14 if you do want lunch.

This exhibition should make you smile—a perfect show for, not only the sophisticated art lover, but anyone who loves animals—a visit to the gallery would be a perfect outing for the entire family.

More Info:

Event Start Date: 03/01/2018 Event End Date: 04/07/2018

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Contact Info

Angela Martini

Location Details

Location Name:
The Arts Center

Location Address:
115 2nd Street SW
Jamestown, ND58401

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