Join ART TONIC and ARTHOUSE Gallery and Studios for an evening of artist presentations and refreshments. Receive an intimate view into the creative process through exclusive artist talks. This event will also demystify complex artistic techniques, offer ideas during expert moderated Q and A sessions, and educate on how to acquire artwork for your personal collection.
Michelle Andres creates harmonious, abstract compositions which are composed of multiple layers of colors, shapes, lines, and sometimes personal writings. She combines these various elements to ignite a spark of recognition and feeling of connectedness within her viewers. Andres has also published a volume of artwork, essays, and poetry entitled, Art and Other Elements of a Well-Lived Life.
Merle Axelrad composes intricate textile collages from thousands of small fabric pieces. As described by the Sacramento Bee, she uses a “groundbreaking style” which consists of arranging, layering, and sewing together tiny pieces of fabric to compose nuanced images of California landscapes, details from nature, and abstract forms. Axelrad’s fabric collages are in numerous public and private collections including the UC Davis Medical Center and the California Environmental Protection Agency.
Sue Chapman’s vibrant and graphic painting style was developed while painting within the natural landscape. When she painted plein air, she learned to simplify and paint quickly in order to capture the ever changing sunlight. Her recent paintings memorialize California’s native oaks of the rolling foothills and the tall evergreens and rock formations of the Sierras.
Refreshments will be included.