- July 2013 Art @ Mulberry Art Studios -

Katherine Horst : Bloom Amidst the Small Places

Bloom Amidst the Small Places, a collection of collage landscapes created by local artist Katherine Horst, will be exhibited in the North Gallery at Mulberry Art Studios throughout the month of July. These beautiful mixed media pieces are formed of found materials ranging from paper to paint, built upon canvas, paper or board. The public is invited to meet the artist at a First Friday Opening Reception on July 5th from 5pm until 9pm. 

Katherine Horst resides in Manheim, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in the spring of 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in fine art. With her knowledge and experience in the traditional mediums of fine art such as oil painting and printmaking, Katherine is now working with more experimental forms. She is currently using the medium of mixed media collage. She sees the toned paper and found scraps as brush marks on her surface. She enjoys the freedom in the genre of collage and she looks forward to her ever-changing process.

Katherine Horst

I am inspired by the natural world around me” says Katherine.  “The imagery comes from observation through the plein air process. The Lancaster and Lebanon countryside drives the built landscapes in my collages. I venture outside into the elements for a better understanding of my palette and composition. I then take the forms and colors from my outdoor experience and add symbolic metaphors.

Sheila O’Keefe Braun: Resplendent Flux

Resplendent Flux, a collection of beautifully textured pieces from local artist Sheila O’Keefe Braun, will be exhibited throughout the month of July in the Louise Gallery at Mulberry Art Studios. The exhibit opens with a First Friday Reception on July 5th from 5 to 9pm. 

Braun creates with her fingers and palms by layering acrylic, oil and wax on a canvas or reclaimed wood panels  and constantly hiding one painting under another.  The work is inspired by the rapid movement and stillness that happen simultaneously in the earth.  “Life is a continuous shifting in the seen and unseen realms that creates depth in man” says Braun, “yet often, so swiftly that parts of us often fall asleep, forgetting our resplendent dreams and that which touches deepest.”

Sheila O’Keefe Braun

Braun, who was born in Honesdales in 1952, currently resides in Bird-in-Hand and works at E. Braun Farmtables, and the House Gallery. She prefers to refer to her paintings as drinking stations. She explains: “Though not painted in such an exacting fashion the fog filled basins or sunsets or a winters path with snow laden trees near kissing the ground, the goal is to linger and see what is hidden. The stirring up of that which matters that has been tucked away.

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