New Creations by Jean Herman and Helene Strebel
November 15 - December 15, 2018
- Third Friday artists’ reception: November 16 from 6-9pm
- Art of Brunch: Sunday November 25 from 11am-3pm
- First Friday Art Walk: December 7 from 6-9pm
Helene Strebel, Flowing Liquid, acrylic on canvas, 36” x 36”
Jean Herman: Artist Statement
Jean Herman believes that art is always very personal and that both abstract and interpretive realism in art tells the artist’s unique story. Her work in “New Creations” is a series she calls “Origins”. It is all about new creations, the old and new ways to look at our age old questions of our origins. Art is the perfect media to explore old myths and new interpretations. She uses her mixed media fiber collage technique to build 9 separate pieces that tell one story of our origins.
Jean will be showing her interpretation of the various creation stories that are told throughout human history. She has always been fascinated with how different cultures and religious traditions build a story to explain “How did we get here? Where did we come from? Where are we going?” A newer version of this story is told in Dan Brown’s new book, “Origins”. Herman was intrigued by the theme of the book and the intersection of old and new thought. The book “Origins” tells the story of an agnostic or atheistic view of our origins. Yet, the call of the 7 days of creation myths remain very powerful. Modern thought often tries to merge this story into the scientific view of millions, if not billions of years of evolution.
Helene Strebel: Artist Statement
All of Helene Strebel’s paintings are created in her studio, but when she is out and about, traveling near or far she gets an idea that will often lead to a new painting. Her paintings are created by listening to herself and her own originality.
The progress can be a struggle or a love battle to reach the finish line. Every part expresses some emotion, lines and shapes will speak. Helene hopes to inspire people who see her work to look carefully around them, to discover beauty in unusual places.
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First & Third Fridays: 6- 9pm