May 1-31, 2015
In May, Arts in the Village Gallery presents Sticks and Stones, a Featured Artist Exhibit showcasing the wire-wrapped jewelry designs of Dana Jansen, along with the architectural and liner abstract works of painter Kay Layne.
A wide selection semi-precious stones, minerals and fossils are intricately framed and secured by Dana Jansen’s elaborate wire wrapping techniques. Curvilinear and and geometric designs in sterling silver, brass or copper wire supplement the natural beauty of druzy quartz, ammonite fossils, and a wide array of other richly colored and textured natural elements.
Kay Layne uses contrasting and harmonious colors with geometric shapes in her dramatic acrylic paintings. Strong colors in either earth tones or sharp arresting colors in opposition to each other are imposed over flat or textured surfaces that reflect the hard environment of the Southwest. Kay’s planar paintings speak, but leave the interpretation to the viewer.
Meet Dana, Kay and other gallery artists and enjoy wine and light fare at the free and open to the public reception at the Gallery on Saturday, May 9th, from 5-8 pm.