Down to Earth Happenings, Adira Jenner, & Reflections of L

Down To Earth Happenings
A Chester County-wide season-long celebration of the earth, connecting art from our hands to food (art from Mother Nature and area farmers). A selection of works from local potters and other artisans will be on display and for sale. 

Join us for the capstone "Stoneware Soup" closing happening on November 8th, featuring: soup made by potter/farmer Pam Lau from veggies donated by all participating farms, and professional storytelling from Bill Wood and his 8-man ensemble. 100% of proceeds from sale of the bowls at the event will benefit the Chester County Food Bank. (Details and reservation info coming soon)

 

Adira Jenner
Over the last few years, I have immersed myself in the practice of making art. I am motivated by both a need for inner peace that comes when I focus on the process, as well as the hope that if life imitates art, perhaps I can make the world a better place. My art depicts people, plants and animals in vivid colors to evoke emotions of joy, harmony and humor.  

My connection with nature started at a young age. It led me to work as farm hand during high school and to study Environmental Engineering in college.During that time, I also took a number of ecology classes and was constantly practicing my drawing. I fell in love with natural science illustration.

My art today blends natural science illustration with symbolism. Like traditional natural science illustrators, I create realistic representations of living things. Yet, I do not avoid being sentimental. The colors, composition and setting of my subjects is meant to celebrate humanity's connection with the natural world and each other.

Reflections of L
(This show will feature Lisa Anne's "Constructs")

I have been drawn to colors and textures since I was a child. I've dabbled in drawing, quilting, and fiber arts, but my first major steps to “Reflections of L” was collage. The combination of bright colors, acrylic paint, mixed media elements, and making a big mess in the process was of great appeal. I continue to explore all of these elements in ever-expanding methods and styles, from collage, mixed media, and acrylic paintings created with extensive use of masking & layering, to 3-dimensional constructs of all kinds. In the process of creating pieces, I reflect upon the events, people, and natural elements which mean a great deal to me. Music plays a major role as I create, helping to focus my spirit and hands to the piece in process. Every piece is a discovery of memories, spirit, and growth. I enjoy very much when viewers find a particular piece compelling in their own reflections of life's experiences.