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Two female artists are being featured this month at Bend Art's Center during the month of February.

Jeannette Small and Ann Kresge are on display through February

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Bend artist and A6 studio member, Jeannette Small, is showcasing a series of mixed-media work that combines etching, linocut, chine collé, painting and stenciling. The elegant work features images of women intertwined with images of bees and cathedrals—an interesting mix, commenting on the nature of the hive. In her soft, dreamlike images, Small showcases the delicate connections between the natural word and the man-made one. She invokes memory and storytelling through the multiple layering of imagery and color.

Also on display is a series of work by Salem-based artist, Ann Kresge. Kresge's installation, built on-site, also explores one's relationship to space. Says Kresge, "I am concerned with presenting the sacred geometries of the square, cross, spiral, circle and triangle in unified composition." Her work is directly printed on the wall from relief printing plates. Often working in book form, Kresge does not shy away from 3D work. The accompanying book from this work, "Sacred Spaces," features a collaboration with poet Dawn Diaz Wilis.

» Jeanette Small : Convergence

jsmallart.com

» Ann Kresge: Sacred Spaces

annkresge.com

Both on display through February

Bend Art Center

550 SW Industrial Way #180, Bend

541-330-8759

bendartcenter.org


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