Idea Gallery is featuring Wendell Arneson and David Hymes in Exhibit III, with an opening reception Aug. 10, 4-7 pm, when both artists will be available to talk about their works.
A St. Olaf College professor emeritus of art, Arneson creates canvases that explode with color and symbolism and drawings that are mixed-media collages, more subdued in hue, that incorporate rice paper, washes of ink and embedded imagery. Arneson said, “I am an image-maker and interested in the juxtaposition of images that, for me, reference time, place, community, memory, journey and hope.”
He will give a demonstration Aug. 11, 1-3 pm, on the gallery grounds and lead a workshop at Idea Gallery on Sept. 8, 12-4 pm. Advance registration is required for the workshop (call 920.655.1340) because the class size is limited to eight.
Hymes, of Maryland, Washington, is nationally known for his sculptural wood furniture, whose his forms have an undulating beauty that belie the fact that they are made out of many layers of furniture-grade plywood. Stains bring out the layered works’ rich hues. Hymes said, “My design approach is intuitive and collaborative, with the emphasis on balancing aesthetic form and functional quality.”
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