Throughout March and for the Mill Valley Arts Commission's First Tuesday Artwalk on March 6, (5:30-7:30pm), artists Terri Froelich, Margot Hartford, Bibby Gignillat, Kathryn Keller, Sharon Paster and Kate Zimmer are doing just that, exhibiting their work at the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center under the title of "Essence of Spring: Abstractions by Six ICB Artists."
"We are keenly interested in helping to strengthen our community," the artists said in a statement. "We are all inspired by the Marin landscape and energized by Marin’s creative spirit."
While each artists has their artistic home at ICB in common, they all take different approaches to work. Froelich "enjoys discovering and then replicating rustic details," trying to "reconcile diverse and sometimes conflicting experiences into a balanced piece of art that exposes strong personal meaning." Gignilliat, meanwhile, is a self-taught artist who "has always had a creative bent and has applied that creativity to building businesses, professional cooking and art."
Hartford makes her living as a commercial photographer, but she "is continually experimenting with paint, paper, wax and found materials as a way to step away from the computer. Keller's work "layers nature that assault the senses, with "the freshness of new greens and layers of soft colors reflected in various cultures."
In Paster’s art, "everything pulsates with life, on the verge of movement and change:" and she "layers oil colors, plays with space, and contrasts the solid with the ephemeral—the fixed with the fluid—to show the forces of nature continuously at work." Lastly, Zimmer's paintings "are visual manifestations of an internal journey made external. Through the use of color and gestural mark-making as a means to show energy and movement, the art seeks to inspire feeling, and at the same time is interesting and beautiful."
The 411: Artists Terri Froelich, Margot Hartford, Bibby Gignillat, Kathryn Keller, Sharon Paster and Kate Zimmer showcase their work throughout March and for the Mill Valley Arts Commission's First Tuesday Artwalk on March 6, (5:30-7:30pm) at the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center under the title of "Essence of Spring: Abstractions by Six ICB Artists."
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