Wonderful art and stories shared
at 'In My Collection' show
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[September 12, 2017]
The artists of Logan County Arts took an unusual turn for their
latest opening at the Lincoln Art Institute Thursday evening. The
usual way of creating a show is to choose a theme and create art to
fit. This time the artists decided to hang fine art that was created
by other artists. The twist is that the art is part of the Logan
County Arts member’s personal collections, something that resonates
with them. An additional twist is the back story of how they came to
acquire the art.
The usual way of accumulating a collection is to know an artist and
buy directly from that person. Another way is to visit a gallery and
find something that a person must have. But there are other ways.
“I consider a lot of my personal collection to be rescued art,” said
LCA member Pam Moriearty. “I find things I like in antique malls or
thrift shops,” she said. She added that sometimes a work of art
stands out in an unusual setting, such as a thrift store. “I may see
something that just does not belong there,” she added. A little
research on the internet can turn up art done by well known artists.
It may not be the million dollars Van Gogh that comes from an attic,
but the world is full of great art by little known but talented
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Other members mention that art comes from friends and family, art that really
means something and needs to be hung on a wall. It can make a person laugh, such
as a piece by Lisa Kuhlman concerning her good friend and fellow artist Sheralyn
Bolton. It might be art that is connected to an important event in an artist’s
life, or that was created by a family member.
Come to the Lincoln Art Institute through the end of September and view the art
and stories behind their acquisition. It is a fascinating journey. It may help
you start your own collection of found art, something you have to have in your
Contact Moses Pinkerton to arrange a visit to the Lincoln Art Institute. The
phone number is 217-651-8355.