This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Art Show August 2012

The current exhibit at the Fendig Gallery features images that probably seem pretty familiar to people in this area, such as this one, titled "Store and Storage 1".
 Or the one below, titled, "Crossing the Kankakee."
They look a lot like old postcards, but they are not photographs. They are drawings by Lynn Retson, who lives in Porter, Indiana, which is near the Indiana Dunes. She says that her goal is to search out the poetry in the ordinary. She works in graphite and pastel, or pencil and chalk, and does some amazing things with these simple media.

She had a number of cloud pictures, such as the one below, titled  "Coming Rain."
My pictures of her work do not do them justice. You should notice that I am getting a lot of reflection. When you seem them in person, your brain does a good job of ignoring those reflections.

The reception for the exhibit was on Friday night and featured a harpist. The show runs until September 28, 2012.
The hours of the Fendig Gallery seem to have changed. The sign in front now says M-F 2:00-4:00.

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