Center for Arts & History showcases three artists
The Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History presents the works of noted artists Jennifer Holland, Elaine Green and Gerri Saylor throughout the Center galleries, starting Friday, Feb. 15, and running through March 15.
The public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, Feb. 15, at 5-8 p.m.
Green is an emerging Northwest artist who currently works in expressive charcoal drawings. Her series “Unhomelike”, a collection of 17 life-size drawings of the body, expresses the tension between the unease of not feeling “at home” in the world and the often unconscious awareness of our universal connection with each other. Green has exhibited in numerous shows throughout the region including the Prichard Art Gallery in Moscow, Utah State University, the Boise Art Museum, and the Art Spirit Gallery, and continues to explore the textures and possibilities inherent in black-and-white.
Green was born in St. Maries, Idaho, in 1958. After studying art at Spokane Falls Community College and Eastern Washington University, Green earned her Master’s in Fine Arts from the University of Idaho in 2005. She lives and works in Moscow.
Holland uses found objects to create intricate two- and three-dimensional expressions of human emotion. Her current work, “Corpus Memento”, showcases several life-size dress-form mannequins encrusted with trinkets and jewelry that evoke memories of love, laughter, loss and longing. The work involves the history of objects, and springs from the Victorian custom of displaying memory jars and keepsakes in an effort to link personal memorabilia with outsider art sensibilities at the turn of the century.
Holland received her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Washington State University, and has worked as a sculptor and painter for more than 25 years.
Sayler is a mixed media and installation artist, whose work explores the cycles of nature and the nature of time. Sayler describes herself as being “haunted by textures”, and for her, they bring to mind natures’ cycles of birth, growth, death and decay – the story of eternity. “Continuum”, which will be installed at the Center for Arts & History, will emerge from thousands of feet of sisal and manila rope, unwound to form a sculpture that symbolizes a lifeline to the earth.
Sayler was awarded the Jurors First Prize in the 2007 Idaho Triennial at the Boise Art Museum, and is creating new work for a solo installation at the museum that will open June 14. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in Studio Art from the University of Idaho, and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of North Dakota.
The LCSC Center for Arts & History is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.; admission is free. For more information on the Center or the exhibits, call 792-2243 or visit www.lcsc.edu/museum .