Linda Wein's encaustic paintings are about nature, time, serenity and imagination Although she has been heavily influenced by growing up in the Great Lakes region, her work does not seek to represent real places but rather an archetypal, primordial experience. Each piece she creates is composed of multiple layers of wax and oil paint fused into a luminous oasis transcending everyday life.
She has exhibited in juried shows in St. Louis, Chicago and Northeast Ohio. Her piece, “Inner Space-Verdant” has recently won a Juror’s Award at Dual Identities 2014, Kent State University. Her work has been published and can be found in private collections across the United States.
She is graciously donating 10% of all her sales through August to the Lake Jordan School of Art as her nine year old grandson attends this wonderful not for profit school. http://jordanlakesa.com
Lake Jordan School of Art has a mission to create educational and vocational opportunities for people on the autism spectrum. Funds raised go directly to providing vocational and educational programs and opportunities to children with autism. Their afternoons are a time when instructors work to incorporate educational themes we are studying into theater, music, movement and art work. Arts Education is incorporated into every day’s activities, on an individual or group basis. The general artistic areas we focus on are Theater, Music, Dance, and Visual Arts.
While Greg Matchick’s hand varnished photographs are unique in and among themselves, he has taken them beyond that, into the digital realm. The fresh new prints displayed here are composites. Drawing inspiration from some of his favorite 19th painters, the "Hudson River School of Artists", and using multiple "texture layers" (which he created from his own nature photographs) Matchick has created photographs with a complexity of textures and tones that truly makes each piece a work of beauty. In combining the warm tones and textures from nature with these scenes of Europe, they become fresh and alive. On the lighter side, by bringing the geology of Missouri into these European scenes Matchick likes to think of these composites as "old world Europe" meets "ancient world Ozarks".
Vic Mastis Owner of Green Door art gallery.