"Mixed Media" at Artists Cooperative Gallery
“Mixed Media” features Greff, Seymour and Vejnovich
Three painters share new works in “Mixed Media.” The show features Judy Greff, Dottie Seymour and Sara Vejnovich and will run June 30 through July 25, 2010. The artists will host an opening celebration at the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery, 405 S. 11th St., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 3, 2010.
Judy Greff was born and raised in the Nebraska Sandhills and now works in her home studio on the banks of the Platte River near Ashland. She has participated in artist retreats in Bulgaria and Hungary. In her paintings, Greff spatters colors that enliven everyday objects. She finds inspiration in the Nebraska landscape and found the recent harsh winter conducive to her creativity. She’ll show the results of her concentrated studio time in this show.
Dottie Seymour paints with watercolors, oil and acrylics. Her large watercolors, often focusing on the detail of a flower bloom, evoke Georgia O’Keeffe. Seymour also makes masks as well as mixed-media sculptures, jewelry and framed pieces that begin with handmade paper. Seymour has explored many media and says her focus is continuing to evolve.
Sara Vejnovich paints large vibrant abstract pieces that combine delicate washes and bold strokes of color, often using symbolism to express personal experiences and emotions. She also makes prints, where she explores the human figure. An art teacher in the Omaha Public Schools, Vejnovich is a Nebraska native who has been in the Artists’ Co-op for two years.
The Artists’ Co-op has been showing the work of respected regional artists for nearly 35 years. This cooperative group of artists conducts educational and cultural outreach activities, and it maintains and staffs a gallery that features works in a wide variety of media, including sculpture, weaving, painting, pottery, photography, printmaking and drawing. Monthly opening receptions provide opportunities to meet member artists and learn more about their work.