Monday, June 29, 2015

Arts & Independence at the Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery

Arts & Independence at the Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery
Throughout the year, select members of the Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery present new works in the featured artist room at the Gallery. Every summer, however, during the month of July, the entire membership displays new or existing work that is representative of the show’s theme. With the Fourth of July falling on Jerome’s First Saturday Art Walk this year, the membership voted to entitle the show, “Arts & Independence.”
Our in-house graphic designer, Mark Foltz, created another masterful poster for our show, demonstrating his usual flare and playful nature while depicting the theme in an outstanding manner. Foltz comments, “I want people to laugh, and enjoy my art!”
Victoria Norton celebrates the Fourth with “A-mer-i-ka,” a large 14” ceramic platter with her interpretation of our flag. Norton feels that, “For those who came to our country, this flag says it all.”
Acrylic artist Bernie Lopez was astounded to witness a dramatic sunset in a brilliant palette of red, white and blue. Lopez captured his vision in his painting entitled, “Southwest Twilight.”  
Digital printmaker and batik artist Marjorie Claus enjoys rearranging existing photos of her original batiks digitally. Her piece entitled, “Star Spangled” befits the theme as Claus states, “The horse in my painting represents freedom and the flag image represents independence.”
Please join us as we celebrate “Arts & Independence” at the Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery.
Art Walk Saturday, July 4 from 5-8 PM.   Refreshments will be served.
Show runs July 3 to July 29.