Final week of Contemporary at Artists Coop
March 24th, 2011
Omaha, NE – Thereâ€™s still time to catch the March exhibit at the Artists Cooperative Gallery.
The work of three local artists is on display through the end of the month in this monthâ€™s exhibit entitled Contemporary. â€œContemporaryâ€ is the link between each of the artistâ€™s quite different styles and media.
â€œJK Thorsenâ€™s work is very expressive and colorful and impressionistic,â€ said Judith Anthony Johnston, the third artist in the exhibit. â€œFrankâ€¦ blows through the glass with a lot of color.â€
Johnston joins Frank Daharsh and fellow newcomer to the Coop, JK Thorsen. Johnston said Daharshâ€™s work is contemporary through his use of bold color and design in glass, and Thorsen uses modern, earth-friendly materials from her canvas to her oils. As for Johnston, her work is contemporary and abstract, using mixed media with gold leaves and other materials on wood panels.
â€œIâ€™ve pulled in the concept of my social life and my spiritual life, trying to express that into my art,â€ Johnston said. â€œAnd Iâ€™ve chosen the medium Iâ€™ve chosen because the gold leaves, the charcoal and the wax, all of that is very tactile, itâ€™s very layered like my life is. Thatâ€™s how I express what I am through my art.â€
Contemporary continues at the Artists Cooperative Gallery in Omahaâ€™s Old Market through the end of the month. Next month, an all-member exhibit opens at the Gallery, featuring the work of 35 local artists.
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