Soule Domain to showcase three artists, opening reception tonight
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. and#8212; Barbara De Wein, Judy Smith and Cathy McClelland will be exhibiting their “Wind in the Trees, Journey of the Spirit” show at the Soule Domain Restaurant through Oct. 31, with an artists’ reception Sept. 7, 4:30-6 p.m.
This exhibit reflects each artists love for animals, indigenous people and the dual connection they share in the natural world.
De Wein will explore her fascination for animals through her etching-like monotype printmaking. De Wein describes herself as a symbolist, and her process as meditative.
and#8220;I usually work within a set of particular icons and#8212; the bear, the lion and tiger, the tree form and other botanicals, the moon or sphere form, landscape and water,and#8221; said De Wein. and#8220;When I go into the studio it seems as though these icons want to channel through me.and#8221;
Judy Smith will be expressing her attraction to the indigenous people of North America in her acrylic and monotype prints. When Smith speaks of her art she says, and#8220;I am drawn to the human figure as the vehicle for my expression. The belief systems and healing practices of indigenous people are recurring themes for me. As I consider the evolution of man I ask, and#8216;What has been lost on a personal or societal level?and#8217;and#8221;
McClelland, an acrylic painter, combines both the idea of both indigenous peoples and the spirit of animals in her creations. McClelland expresses, and#8220;Nature and the mystery of the universe play a big part with my inspiration. I like to weave the two together in my creations, hoping to inspire others to enjoy the beauty of nature and the wonderful creatures around us.and#8221;
This exhibit will be a symbolic crossing of paths both real and imagined between the spirit of the animals and indigenous people.
For more information please contact the Soule Domain Restaurant at 530-546-7529. The restaurant is located in Crystal Bay on the state line next to the Tahoe Biltmore Casino.
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