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700000 - Gallery @48 Natoma Exhibit
Contact: Cindy Abraham, Gallery Director
Folsom Parks & Recreation Department,
Community and Cultural Services, (916) 355-7285
Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom, CA
Art Exhibition: Circles of Light
September 11 to October 29, 2015
Metal and LED Lighted Sculptures by Kristen Hoard and
Encaustic Paintings and Monotypes by Barbara Nilsson
Opening Reception: Friday, September 11, 2015, 6:00-8:00pm
Hours are Monday through Friday from 9-5,
With additional hours Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 6-8pm.
Community Gallery: Annual Student Art Show
Featuring student art from Capernaum Young Life – Special Needs Youth
Circles, squares, lines, primary colors; who would have thought these rudimentary symbols could become so fascinating? The two artists in the next interesting exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom will focus on these basic elements in a very surprising way with unusal art techniques. Metal and LED lighted sculptures by Kristen Hoard and encaustic paintings and monotypes by Barbara Nilsson will be displayed in the exhibit, “Circles of Light,” from September 11 to October 29, 2015.
A portion of the typical gallery installation will be transformed into a 20’ covered space to allow for the display of Kristen Hoard’s lighted sculptures. These intriguing pieces are individually lit with LED lights that change colors and cast fascinating light patterns onto the reflected surfaces of the walls, ceiling and floor. Using various recycled metals, a plasma cutter and welding designs, Hoard molds her pieces into beautiful works of art. Through grinding techniques, colored dyes and patinas, and powder coated finishes she brings a new and beautiful life to a discarded piece of recycled metal. Inspired by her trips to Burning Man, Hoard started exploring sculptures that incorporate fire, flames and LED lighting.
“As I work toward organic, abstract shapes, I feel a Zen-like sense of calm and tranquility,” says Hoard about her art. “Later, as I add bright and vibrant dyes to the metal, where patinas react unexpectedly and I never know exactly what will happen next, I reach what I call a state of "metalphoria"… a sense of heightened pleasure induced by the act of playing with metal.”
Working in Sacramento for over twelve years, Hoard regularly participates in fine art festivals throughout Northern California. She has also completed several large corporate sculpture pieces and public artwork that can be seen around the Bay Area and Sacramento. Kristen recently finished a large lotus flower fire pit for Siegfried and Roy's home in Las Vegas. This past year she has been taking ceramics and enamel classes and incorporating these new mediums into her sculptures.
Barbara Nilsson refers to circles, squares, lines, texture and color as her basic tools. To her, lines represent the first and simplest element in art; straight lines are like rays of light, moving in all directions. The circle represents ultimate cosmic order and is found in every aspect of our experience. The square represents material space with gateways at the four quarters of the earth. The square depicts four cardinal directions in physical space and time while the circle focuses upon its timeless center.
“It is through these symbols that I strive to convey the textures of life: our earth, our emotions (metaphorical and literal), new consciousness, activity, stillness, energy, our inter-connectedness and also our individual selves,” says Nilsson.
Primarily a printmaker that also painted in oils and acrylics, Nilsson added encaustic to her repertoire in 2002. Encaustic is from the Greek word enkaustikos which means “to heat or burn in.” Heat is used throughout the process, from melting the beeswax and varnish to fusing the layers of wax. The medium is melted and applied with a brush in many thin layers as this gives the works a multi-dimensional and translucent effect. Several of her newest pieces will also incorporate electrically lit backgrounds.
Nilsson’s art has been exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally and are included in the Library of Congress and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, in Washington, D.C. She has been featured in numerous publications such as the California Society of Printmakers, One Hundred Years 1913-2013. Nilsson has been the recipient of numerous grants, awards and honors.
In the adjacent Community Gallery at 48 Natoma, the students from Capernaum Young Life – Special Needs Youth art program will be shown. These teen students have meet in a series of art workshops held at the Art Center at 48 Natoma over the past year to create a variety of art projects including clay, acrylic paintings, mixed media and tiles. Their art will be available for purchase as a fundraiser for the organization.
The public is invited to celebrate both exhibits at the free opening reception on Friday, September 11, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00pm, with refreshments, wine and live music.
The Gallery at 48 Natoma located at 48 Natoma Street in Folsom Civic Center, and is managed by the Folsom Parks and Recreation Department and showcases art by regional and national professional artists, area museum collections and traveling exhibitions; offering high quality original art exhibits to the community that otherwise may not be available in this area.
The gallery is free and open to the public and art is available for purchase. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9-5, with additional hours Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm. Free tours can be arranged by appointment. For more information contact Cindy Abraham, (916) 355-7285, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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