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Art Map Burlington #3


Shastina Ann-Wallace: “The Art of Experience”

2/1-3/31/18

Opening reception during February’s First Friday Art

Shastina Ann-Wallace says about her work:
The main inspiration for my art comes from witnessing the beauty of nature, and feeling my body as a part of nature experiencing itself. I live in awe of the everyday natural processes occurring around me all the time. Clouds, rivers, trees, and the dance of light on a landscape throughout the day are just a few of the earthly wonders that captivate me. In this state of wonder I am filled with an urge to capture and recreate what I am seeing and feeling.

Shastina Ann-Wallace is from California, but is proud to call Vermont her home of 5 years. She lives in Jericho and is currently pursuing a BFA in Studio Arts at Johnson State College. She previously earned an AA in Fine Arts from College of Marin and an AA in Early Childhood Education from Community College of Vermont. She is grateful to be a part of the Burlington community working with children as a substitute teacher at Burlington Children’s Space and a teaching artist at Burlington City Arts’ Summer Camp Program.

(image: Underbrush Beauty by Shastina Ann-Wallace (16″x20″; acrylic on canvas; 2017))


Shastina Ann-Wallace: “Vermont, My Home”

December 2017-January 2018

Shastina Ann-Wallace says about her work:
The main inspiration for my art comes from witnessing the beauty of nature, and feeling my body as a part of nature experiencing itself. I live in awe of the everyday natural processes occurring around me all the time. Clouds, rivers, trees, and the dance of light on a landscape throughout the day are just a few of the earthly wonders that captivate me. In this state of wonder, I am filled with an urge to capture and recreate what I am seeing and feeling.

Shastina Ann-Wallace received an AA in Fine Arts from the College of Marin in 2012, an AA in Early Childhood Education, and is currently working towards a BFA in Studio Arts at Johnson State College.

(image: Warren Falls by Shastina Ann-Wallace (16″x20″; acrylic on canvas; 2014))


Mika Ingerman: “Primped and Pugnacious”

October-November 2017

This series was created by combining impasto gouache and washes on canvas board. Each image is a digital print of the original painting, hand embellished with glitter and gold and black ink. The fish in his crystal bowl reflects the many allegorical facets of the synergistic relationships between male bio ornamentation and the aesthete’s experience. The style of this series draws on varied and rich traditions of portraiture, poster art, and golden age illustration with influences as diverse as Edith Head and Joe E Sheridan.

(image: Mr. Black by Mika Ingerman (14″x11″; print of gouache and pencil piece, hand embellished with glitter and ink; 2016))


Jennie Kristel: “The World of Water and Flowers”

August-September 2017

Jennie Kristel, in her monoprint show, “The World of Water and Flowers”, considers “the relationship of all beings…to read into their language and to collaborate in bring[ing] much needed healing to our world.”

(image: Spring Garden II by Jennie Kristel (13″x31″; monoprint))


Louella Richer: “Still. Life.”

June-July 2017

Artist reception during June’s First Friday Art

“Still. Life.” features two series of original acrylic collections. These pieces represent the artist’s studies of releasing stories from the body as a means to strengthen resilience and find wholeness. In the first, “Birds”, it simply invokes a moment in nature, in still life. The second series, “Dark Matters”, reflects the idea that first there is stillness in dark times, then life starts again.

The painting, Sake of the Light, is the first piece in the “Dark Matters” series displaying stories on canvas. These stories are depicted by layered paint unfolding pieces of life. This particular piece represents the moment the artist realized that she had to work through the things that challenge her in the dark times, to find and appreciate the light. Painting in this way, Richer has found that her greatest shocks or traumas do not separate her from human-kind but instead, through self-expression, establishes a connection to herself, to others, and to the world.

(image: You are with the Birds by Louella Richer (20″x16″; acrylic on canvas; 2017))


Nyx Black: “#BT(V_elvet~nocturne)”

April-May 2017

the nocturne(s) of our lake:
heard
felt
created in tangible form

(image: #BT(V_elvet~nocturne)3 by Nyx Black (36″x24″; print; 2017))


Miranda Angelica Syp

January-March 2017

Miranda Angelica Syp began painting in acrylics in Baltimore at age 17. She taught herself to paint when her neighbor at the time gave her a box of acrylics and brushes and she has been painting ever since. Twenty years later, she has left a trail of paintings in her wake. These works are from her collection over the past few years in Burlington. (image: The Hive)


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“Creatures of the Crust”: Julie Gunderson

November-December 2016

Julie Gunderson’s “Creatures of the Crust” addresses themes of mortality and the human experience. She combines representational and abstract techniques together to create an awe-inspiring presentation with an existential intensity.


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“Childhood Home”: Tess Elizabeth Holbrook

September-October 2016

Tess Elizabeth Holbrook has been creating since she could remember. She’s driven by storytelling and exploring human emotions. She finds a romance in using oil paints that allows her to bring out the stories and emotions that circle within us all. Holbrook has a BA in Cinema Arts & Science. Her curiosity for storytelling transcends many mediums and she is well versed in film, writing, drawing and painting. This collection of work captures the day dreams she used to have as a child, some idyllic, some daunting. (image: Daily Desire by Tess Elizabeth Holbrook)


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nigh(t_ale)*: Nyx Black of Anonymous Muse

July-August 2016

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experiments with a personal language for sigil making