Landscapes Near and Far at Woodwalk

“Small Grass” by Lynn Schoenecker.

Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor presents “Landscapes Near and Far,” featuring Wisconsin artists Lynn Schoenecker, Beki Borman and rustic vessels of Keith Carter. The opening reception is August 18, 4:30 – 6:30 pm, with appetizers, beverages and music by David Hatch and Lynn Gudmundsen.

Schoenecker creates silkscreen prints using hand-mixed inks in as many as 100 layers of color. She says that she tries to “echo nature’s tapestry,” celebrating in particular plants and wildlife native to Wisconsin and her own backyard. Usually Schoenecker works large scale achieving intense depth of color.

Borman’s pieces are smaller and more intimate, even though they encompass far larger expanses. The motion she captures is gentler and slower but no less dramatic. In the tradition of Van Gogh, Kahn and Thiebald she paints mostly with a palette knife focusing on textures and blocks of color. This choice defines an aesthetic of shapes and patterns that is mostly familiar to the viewer.

Carter, artist-in-residence at Clay on Steel in Algoma, takes functional objects and plays with them, like exaggerating the spout of a pitcher or turning a handle into the prominent feature of a watering can.

This exhibit will run through October. Woodwalk Gallery, open daily 10 am – 5 pm, is located five miles south of Egg Harbor just off Highway 42 on County Road G. For more information call 920.868.2912.