Astoria Visual Arts is pleased to present six local artists, Kristin Shauck, Penny Treat, Kirsten Horning, Marie Powell, Anna Lee Larimore, and Betsey Nelson, at the AVA Center for the Arts in an exhibit titled The Edge.
The artists collectively used the prompt ‘the edge’ to each create a body of work inferring a unique and personal meaning.
Kirsten Horning, from Seaside, has a sharp, graphic, monochromatic approach. Her work is straightforward and minimalistic, with a strict compositional eye. Her primary subject is the natural world, primarily animals.
Marie Powell splits her time between Ilwaco and New Zealand. She has been a gallery owner, painter, and printmaker for 28 years. Her printmaking includes monoprints and mixed media canvases including striking designs of landscapes and still lifes. Spending time in two coastal environments, ecologic concerns are forefront in her artistic vision.
Penny Treat is a printmaker and watercolorist from Long Beach with a passion for the environment. Her work reflects empathy for distressed cultures, environments and animals.
Anna Lee Larimore, from Chinook, has an experimental bent that marries traditional tools of a trained artist with abstract sensibilities to create more modern work. She comes to this show with oil paint, an emotional brush in hand, and a heart in full view.
Betsey Nelson lives in Ocean Park and paints with oil, using color and atmosphere for landscape, portrait and still life. Nelson teaches in Ilwaco at Grays Harbor Community College.
Kristin Shauck is a figurative artist living and working in Astoria. Her dream-like narratives explore the connection of the physical world to the emotional one. Using the art language of color and brushwork, she uses life experiences and references art history and poetry to create layered works that have a physical presence and a powerful personal feel. Shauck teaches at Clatsop Community College in Astoria.
The Edge opens November 9, with an artist reception during Artwalk from 5 to 8pm and closes December 7. The AVA Gallery is located at 1000 Duane Street in Astoria and is open Friday and Saturday from 12 to 5pm and also by appointment. Astoria Visual Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that works to enhance, strengthen and promote the arts in Greater Astoria.
Exhibit open through Saturday, December 7 AVA Gallery 1000 Duane Street, Astoria Hours: Fridays and Saturdays 12:00 Noon to 5:00pm and by appointment, by calling 503-741-9694