Sunday, February 7, 2016

Animal Subjects in SoundScapes Exhibit at Studios on the Park

Animal Subjects in SoundScapes Exhibit at Studios on the Park
'Caterwaul" by Tamara Thornton, Photo © B. Radisavljevic
Friday I did my walk-through of Studios on the Park to see the finished "SoundScapes" exhibit in the Atrium Gallery. Many artists chose mixed media and transformed musical instruments. Some chose oils, acrylic or encaustic media to create their works of art. Some of the paintings, as you might expect,  were of musicians and performances. But the ones I loved most were the animals. This one is "Caterwaul" by Tamara Thornton, a resident artist at Studios on the Park. Whoever said cats can't produce unforgettable sounds?

Joe Thomas also chose animal subjects.  He painted these goats responding to the music coming from their earphones.  I love it. Unfortunately, this painting is hanging right by the door from the street to your right as you come in. I came in the late afternoon and the sun was making it impossible to see properly and photograph without aiming the camera at an angle. If you come earlier or after dark on a Friday or Saturday night, you will be able to see it and anything else just behind the windows much better. Here is "Joy" by Joe Thomas. Can't you just see it in the goats' eyes?

Animal Subjects in SoundScapes Exhibit at Studios on the Park
"Joy" by Joe Thomas,  Photo © B. Radisavljevic


Don't miss "SoundScapes." You can still see it until it closes on February 28. I'll be showing you more from this and other current exhibits throughout this month.