Zane Statz and Ana Collins are the artists for the month of July at the Hope Church Gallery in Sturgeon Bay.
Statz was born in Sturgeon Bay and a recent graduate from St. Norbert College with a degree in graphic design. “Art is a way of expressing an idea that words alone cannot illustrate,” Statz said. “I work in many different mediums because I am always eager to try something new. Bold graphics and texture along with a vintage aesthetic are primary features that show up often in my work. When creating my art I use layers and create a sense of depth, that when viewed will intrigue the viewer further. My creativity fuels my art and I have developed a passion in the process.”
Collins developed an interest in photography about six years ago. She says, “I had just been diagnosed with several chronic conditions that slowed down my adventure-loving lifestyle. Suddenly, the things I adored doing had to be approached in completely new ways.
“I discovered a whole new way to de-stress, and participate in the activities I loved again: stepping behind my Nikon D700, and capturing all the fun and feeling of those days, events, and people on film. I began taking classes online for fun, and teaching myself the finer points of style, shadow, light, and emotion. So when I opened the doors of Ana Claire Photography, I was ready to bring my keen eye for simple, natural, emotional photographs to the word. And I never looked back.”
Hope Church Gallery in Sturgeon Bay is open 9 am – 1 pm, Tuesday through Friday.