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Creative Mixer & Artist Opening Reception: Joe Horvath
November 11, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Come enjoy the opening show of works from this month’s artist, Joe Horvath. The reception will be limited to certain number of guests and face coverings will be required inside of the Gallery.
This month’s Creative Mixer will also take place during the opening reception. Salida Council for the Arts hosts the Creative Mixer, artists working in all genres are encouraged to attend and meet like-minded people, to share influences and news, to soak up fresh ideas, and to be inspired by the energy that makes Salida a center of support and expression.
Check out current and future exhibits at: https://paquettegalleryarts.square.site/
My current work is wildlife in oils. I most often paint the larger animals, often focusing on their interaction with their natural habitats. Recently, I have started to pay more attention to the personalities of smaller animals, too. When I encounter an animal, I make eye contact and we evaluate each other. I try to show that mutual perception in my work. In my work, I see animals emerge as individuals, my painting as portraiture.
The Air Force took me all over the United States, but it was my time in the West that most captured my imagination. My years in the Rocky Mountains, spending time in the high country and wilderness, provided a deep bond with animals and helped e tune to nature’s rhythms. I spend a lot of time photographing, sketching and painting my impressions of the natural environment. Teaching middle school and high school science, math, and art left me some of my summer each year to paint and frame my work for shows in Montana and Colorado, and once to serve as a docent at the Great Falls home and studio of Charles M Russell. My paintings have been exhibited in Helena, Montana, and in a number of locations in Colorado (Fort Collins, Denver, Florence, Alamosa, Monte Vista, and Westcliffe). Some of my paintings and photographs are also currently available as greeting cards.