Wonderful art and stories shared at
'In My Collection' show
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[September 17, 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
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.
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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 home.
Contact Moses Pinkerton to arrange a visit to the Lincoln Art
Institute. The phone number is 217-651-8355.