NOVEMBER 2017 EXHIBITION
Ina Timling and Vladimir Zhikhartsev
On View: November 3-25
Opening Reception: November 3, 5-7pm
“Extracting the essence is what I find in science and printmaking.”
The Arctic is characterized by stark contrasts of light and darkness. In her wood- and linoleum cuts she tries to explore these stark contrasts. “My goal is to let the viewer realize that we recognize light only because there is darkness.”
Beginning 1991, I was able to regularly participate in the Ice Alaska’s Ice Art competitions held annually in Fairbanks, Alaska and actually won 15 Gold medals in International Ice Art Championships worldwide. Immersion into a different medium, which, on its technical side, requires precise understanding of the relationships between elements and natural forces has enriched my painting with more accurate lighting qualities and greater three-dimensional depth.
Since 1996, Alaska has been my permanent residence, where I live and work as a painter, ice sculptor and art instructor. Drawing inspiration from the geographical and cultural continuities between Alaska and Russian Far East, I strive to continue celebrating, through painting and carving ice, the lavish majesty of the Northern Splendor.
For information about Vladimir’s classes and painting, visit http://vladimirzhikhartsev.com.
Gift Shop Artist of the Month
As a self-taught artist Deb has studied the beadwork and bead making styles of many cultures, both historical and current. She has mastered many bead techniques and is still learning others. Her favorite is her own style of bead embroidery. Deb’s art incorporates natural stones and objects along with semi-precious gemstones.
Using new and antique seed beads as her paint pallet, Deb is able to create the flow of water or the wave of wind through a grassy field. The scenic natural beauty of Alaska greatly influences her art.
Deb’s art has been accepted into numerous Juried Art Exibitions. She has received several Honorable Mentions, 3rd and 2nd place awards as well as a few of the coveted Jurors Choice Awards.
Deb’s art can currently be found at:
- Alaska House Art Gallery, Fairbanks, Ak.
- The Bear Gallery Gift Shop, Fairbanks, Ak.
- Cabin 13 Pioneer Park (summers), Fairbanks, Ak.
For more information about Deb’s artwork visit:
Watercolor Corner Artist
In 1999 Gail Marakami taught me to mix colors. She helped me to look at the world differently. Sue Cole was my true mentor, she taught me to look outside the box. She helped me to go beyond my dreams and expectations. To paint what I saw and what was in my heart. I will never forget the love she had for the ones she taught. Now I am a member of the “Fairbanks Watercolor Society” the “Fairbanks Art Association” the “Summer Arts Festival” and just for fun the “Red Hat Society”. So if you are over 50 you are invited to wear a red hat to the Friday art show.”