Tuesday, November 1, 2016

LBCC SSH Gallery Features Through the Looking Glass

"Bee Keeper" by Beverly Soasey, mixed media.
An exhibit of recent artwork from local artists Beverly Soasey, Carol Chapel, and Jerri Bartholomew titled Through the Looking Glass will be on display through December 2 in the South Santiam Hall Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Through the Looking Glass features paintings, drawings, assemblages and glass work that intertwines each artist’s concept of art and science.

Carol Chapel is a full time painter and printmaker living in Corvallis. She holds a degree in painting from the University of Wichita with a minor in printmaking from the College of Fine Art. She describes her inspiration for the show saying, “A friend gave me a microscope. That’s how it began. . . . Bugs are complex and I must say, beautiful. I was hooked.”

Beverly Soasey is a mixed media assemblage artist based out of Eugene. She has been in numerous exhibitions and holds a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Oregon. She describes as “A study of textures, patterns and colors; this combination of elements intrigue and surprise the viewer. This process begin with the search and ends in a story.”

Jerri Bartholomew is a research scientist and glass artist working at Oregon State University. She has studied in many places including Bullseye Studios and Pratt and has taken part in a multitude of exhibitions. She describes her work as combining glass with found objects.

An opening reception will be held in the South Santiam Hall Gallery Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 12 to 1 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

You can view Soasey’s, Chapel’s, and Bartholomew’s work in LBCC SSH Gallery
and on their websites respectively, beverlysoaseydesignstudio.com, carolchapel.com, and jerribartholomewglass.com.

LBCC art galleries are free and open to the public weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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