Logan County Arts show opens
September theme - From My Collection
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[September 06, 2017]
September, Logan County Arts members will share artworks from their
own collections with local art lovers. Their exhibit, entitled “From
My Collection” will open with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on
Thursday, September 7 at the Lincoln Art Institute, 112 S. McLean
How do works find their way into an artist’s own collection? Do
these pieces reflect the style of the artist or does the owner see
something new or different that makes the work attractive? The
artist-owners will be available at the reception to provide detailed
information on the history of their treasures and the artists
Artists frequently trade and gift works to their colleagues, and
these pieces can later influence the style of their new owners. “Of
course these works have had an impact on my own approach,” says LCA
member Rob Swofford, “Especially friends with a defined style – they
encouraged me to work on developing my own.” Moses Pinkerton agrees.
“I have a piece by Paul Wunderlich [a well-known German avant-garde
artist],” he notes. “I think the 35 years of looking at it has
somehow subconsciously had an effect on my own style.”
The show will also include works with roots in the Lincoln
community. Both Nancy Saul and Pam Moriearty will share paintings by
James McCarthy, who was an artist, designer, teacher, priest and
manager of the local McCarthy family real estate business. He
created the murals on the third floor of the Logan County Courthouse
and taught at Lincoln College.
Moriearty will also present some midcentury modern dinnerware that
showcases the artistic talent of Stetson China Company’s designers
of the 1950s and their links to colleagues such as Russell Wright.
The pieces include prototype pre-production plates with unique forms
and painted designs, which reveal the strong original artistic basis
behind much good commercial design.
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My Collection,” Mitch Douglas will share this delicate early fashion
illustration attributed to French artist Jacques Dorval.
Several other LCA artists and guest exhibitors will also
contribute works from their collections. After opening night, the show will be
available for viewing by chance or appointment until September 30. For an
appointment, people may call Pinkerton at 217-651-8355.
Also available at the “From My Collection” opening will be information on the
upcoming October exhibit, “Back to Nature.” Nonmembers can also show artworks
consistent with the theme by paying a small display fee. Any nonmember
interested in doing this should contact Pinkerton or Mitch Douglas
(630-890-1318) for more information.