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Artist Opening Reception
January 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Each month, join us for a free artist’s reception with our featured artist. The Paquette Gallery will be open from 5:00pm-6:30pm with free hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer.
January’s Artist: Jennie Noreen
This month’s featured artist is Jennie Noreen.
From the Artist:
The inspiration for my artwork undoubtedly comes from spending so much time on and around rivers, water, and in the wilderness. I grew up in Gunnison, CO and recently moved to Salida in part to pursue my passion for art. I create limited edition silkscreen prints of wild creatures using a reduction printing method. A sense of wild personality emergest through my process whereby each layer of color reveals a bit more of the subject’s character. The vulnerability of these animals to drastic change is paralleled by their sharp representation with bright colors on paper. The bold contrasts that bring these prints to life mirror the paradox f the wild creatures living in harmony and in discord with each other and the human race.
Jennie Noreen focuses on native and endangered wildlife of the West. From native trout, to the endangered and elusive Burrowing Owl, to the bighorn sheep that populate tall canyon cliffs, the creatures on display represent a miraculous co-habitation of wildly different species. The playful nature of silkscreen as a medium brings a fun, yet mysterious edge to animals on paper, giving them both life and personality at the same time. Jennie uses her medium as an expression of nature’s creative power, and to draw awareness to endangered and threatened species. 15% of profits from endangered or threatened species prints are donated to river conservation efforts.