On October 2nd, young aspiring artists were introduced and paired up with local, active artists at Spitzer Art Center. The pairs will soon begin working toward the extremely unique concept, Wonderkitten! Wonderkitten is a portrait show in it's second year, that pairs local children and local artists together to create a portrait of each other. Created by the cofounders of Art Lotto, Denise Kanter Allen and Brandy Somers, this show encourage the child-adult pairs to meet throughout the months of October and November to collaborate and share ideas that will culminate in an art show.
At this preliminary meeting, the assortments of coffee were just as unique as the artists that filled Spitzer Art Center. Special thanks to Bowl of Good and Lucas Roasting Company for providing delicious soups, wraps, sweet treats and aromatic gift bags of coffee during the event.
The Wonderkitten First Friday Opening Reception will take place December 5, 2014 from 5-8pm at Larkin Arts! Come see what our pairs create in a gallery and enjoy refreshments and live music!
Noelle Burgess --- Corrina Peachey
Erin Murray --- Halla Baugher
Hanna Sions --- Calvin Mitchell
Jonathan Gehman --- Lenore Penrod
Jennifer Lockard Connerley --- Nori Carter
Chris Porter --- Blake Somers
Mimi Guido --- Emma Saunders
Ben Fraits --- Aiden Fraits
Rhoda Miller --- Liwam Haile
Denise Allen --- Gabby Skates
Tahany Garrison --- Thomas Garrison
Ashley Sauder Miller --- Teagan Miller
During the month of October, Spitzer Art Center is exhibiting Elaine Hurst's That's My Dog! These paintings are all unique, with different color schemes and landscapes, but all have one thing in common: the admiration, loyalty and love of dogs.
"Artists look at the world around us in a unique way. I have always looked at the my world through an artist’s lens. I see the shapes and colors that make up our everyday lives. I watch the way light changes things, many times within a blink of an eye. I embrace the way that colors interact and what that interaction does to my senses. These are some of the things that I try to bring to my paintings.
Through training, workshops, classes, advanced learning, and a lot of time spent at the easel, I feel that I am getting a glimpse of how I want to paint, and what it means to be an artist. It isn't something that you become. It is something that you continue to learn and work on. It isn't for the faint of heart, but rather it is about the process of learning skills, how to see, and how to feel, like an artist."
You may also follow the artist's blog site: Elaine Hurst Fine Art
Spitzer Art Center's opening hours: Friday Fridays 5pm-8pm; Saturdays 10am-2pm.
Photographs taken by Brandy Somers Photography