Our Natural World

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Nature’s Cycle - a barren tree awaits the warmth of Spring Photograph Pigment Print 11 X 15 In.
West of Dry Mountain Acrylic On Canvas 36 X 18 In.
Gingko Mixed Media 12 X 12 In.
Create Reality Acrylic On Wood Furniture 20 X 20 X 24 In.
17 Mile Drive Textile 30 X 48 In.
Our Natural World
Curated by: Nancee McDonell

10 Twin Pines Lane
Belmont, CA 94002
February 5th, 2014 - February 27th, 2014
Opening: February 9th, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Peninsula/South Bay
Wed-Sun 12-4
figurative, landscape, modern, traditional, sculpture, mixed-media
free to the public

The Artist's Vision of Our Natural World
The artists of Women's Caucus for Art - Peninsula Chapter will present an art exhibit entitled, "Our Natural World," at Twin Pines Art Center from February 5 through February 27.  The show is free and open to the public.  Gallery hours are 11 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.  The public is invited to attend the reception with the artists on Sunday, February 9 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Painter Marian Yap tells a story about the thread she uses in her painting, "When I was a youngster, my father worked in the millinery industry in New York City.  He was what was called a "blocker.”  When using thread in the manufacturing process, they would discard the spool at a certain point, even when thread remained.  It was more efficient to use a new spool.  Employees were allowed to take the discards.  For years these spools of thread remained in my mother's sewing case.  The thread was thicker than the usual thread that we use for sewing and I thought of a way I could incorporate this thread in my paintings.  I had seen an artist using thread with the Japanese art of sashiko and that gave me the idea to sew these threads over collaged paper on my canvas and so started my series of Haiku Threads."  Her painting, "Ginkgo" is one of the works in the series.
Leigh Toldi's contribution to this show is called, "West of Dry Mountain," and she says her painting addresses the drought issue, "The landscape is remaining gold long past overdue.  In this piece the dry, chaparral and grassy hils have been infused with pigments of spirited green, thereby introducing a symbolic hopefulness about the future."
Fiber artist Bonnie J. Smith's piece for this show is called, "17 Mile Drive."  She explains, "While driving 17 Mile Drive through Carmel I always feel nature is teasing me with the small glimpses of the Pacific Ocean, once in full view it is glorious and worth the wait.  That is how I feel about my life, it is always worth the wait."
Nancee Mcdonell serves as curator for this exhibit.
Twin Pines Art Center is located in The Manor House, 10 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont, Ca 94002
For more information or Twin Pines Art Center (650) 591-2101  10 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont, CA  94002
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