Artist Statement: This series of artwork places feminine objects near sites of emotional repression and expectation on the female body. While objects and locations on the body hold inherent meaning individually, paired together they generate uncertainties: what does the shape of the female body suggest, and what significance is added when hetero-normative objects collide with the body.
Mediums: Colored pencil, chalk pastel, charcoal, and book pages
Biographical Information: I am a local artist and middle school art teacher. I adore my teaching and everything about it. Helping students express themselves and create meaningful artwork brings me so much joy. However, my true passion is creating artwork myself. I use art to express the feelings I have no words for. My hopes for both teaching art and creating art is to make people feel understood. I want to show my students and people who view my art that they are not alone in the emotions that they feel.
Join us for an evening of youthful linguistic expression, hosted by the Hope House Home for Children. Hope House high schoolers will read their original Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest entries-- highlighting their experiences of wonder, excitement, and sometimes painful metamorphosis from youth to adulthood.
This event is free and open to everyone!
When Ari was eight years old, her best friend at the time showed her a drawing she had made of two little girls. Ari ran home and tried to duplicate that sketch...and failed miserably!!! It was that day that she realized she wanted to be an artist, and chose to devote every day after that to the craft. Ari spent the next ten years finding inspiration from anime, manga, and her own imagination. It was only within the last couple of years through some very dark life situations that she began to express her feelings through her art. Her work is an inner struggle with her own image, her dark thoughts, and what it means to be a woman in our world.
She has been featured in the online magazine Chaotic Utopian but this is her first live showing of her work.
There is nothing like walking through the front door of your home and being greeted by a wagging tail, or in my dog's case, a whole body wag. For many of us, it is the best part of our day. Unconditional love is what a dog brings into our lives. Our lives are not all rainbows and sunshine, but, why can't our art be? This work is about that radiant joy our furry friends bring into our hearts!
The Illo Collective will be exhibiting 90s pop culture inspired work at the Flying M for the month of November. Growing up in the last decade of the 20th Century was exciting for this group of artists. Based on personal experiences from the era, expect a mix match of medium, technique, and concept. Please join them in exploring the enigma of the 90s this First Thursday!
It's time again for our annual group art show. Several local artists have contributed their work so we can host "Participation Mystique" a Halloween themed exhibit in several mediums. Join us in experiencing roster of creative individuals' interpretation of the season's lore and history!
Japanese-inspired psychedelic pop art! A Valentine for AIDS participating artist in the recent past, we are excited to share Karsten's first solo Flying M art show. Acrylic on canvas with resin treated finishes. Super cute and creepy!