Personal Art, Three Directions

“Self-portrait” by Judy Nelson

The Meadows Art Gallery will showcase the work of three fine Door County artists who take three different directions in their art. Their fine art statements rely on solid use of art foundations, but each artist includes and tells the story of the subject.

Judy Nelson will display portraiture. Her linear approach of capturing likeness is excellent. The necessity to give the viewer a sense of the person compels viewing the images as an introduction to people.

Nelson will also exhibit clay portrait sculpture; the same goal of sharing the person is present in this work.

Sculpture by Jim DuFrane

Jim Tyndall is a visual artist storyteller. His work goes beyond a simple rendering of the subject; he includes the viewer as a participant. As each image is explored, the background story of the landscape, or the portrait, or the design suddenly presents a new, unexpected side of the subject.

Jim DuFrane’s glasswork brings humor and the material of glass to the show. His glass constructions and functional glass bring the tender respect DuFrane has to the material he uses. His control of the methods used in glassmaking is flawless, but the humor he includes is delightful.

This exhibit will run from March 1 through 29 at the Meadows Art Gallery in Scandia Village in Sister Bay. A reception will be held March 8 from 5:30 to 7 pm. The gallery is open 10 am to 5 pm daily.