James May Gallery Highlights Paper in ECHO Exhibit

James May Gallery, 213 Steele St. in Algoma, is presenting ECHO – a three-person exhibition featuring Reni Gower, Maureen Fritchen and Julie VonDerVellen – through Dec. 30. Join the artists for the opening reception Nov. 1, 5:30-8 pm, and a brief, informal artist talk at 6 pm. 

The exhibition focuses on quiet, monochromatic works created using paper: paper cutting, weaving, collage and pulp painting techniques to explore the ideas of memory, repetition and sacred geometry.

Gower’s work is part of many prestigious collections and has been exhibited at international and national venues for more than 40 years. She earned the College Art Association’s Distinguished Teacher of Art Award in 2014.

Fritchen has a studio at the 16th Street Studios in Racine. Her work explores how found materials can help to create a connection to place, and in turn, to people. 

VonDerVellen is an artist, graphic designer and instructor who has held solo exhibitions at the Cameron Art Museum, Clarke University, Carroll University and the Foundry Art Centre.