Two new artists at The Gallery at Town Center

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Gallery at Town Center welcomes two accomplished and talented artists in a beautiful new show which will run until July 13, 2014.

Box of Fools
By Lynette Hensley

Lynette Hensley lived near L.A. as a youth and was influenced by live theater, Broadway touring shows, and local black box productions. These were the years when Man of La Mancha, Godspell, and West Side Story were all new on the boards. Those images, characters and stories fanned the flame of curiosity in Hensley. 

“I like to make up situations behind the characters that show up in my work, a natural extension of my lifelong love of theater. You will find both whimsy and depth in my art, and currently a high degree of experimentation in what and how I paint and collage. Right now I’m experimenting with some non-representational art, and highly stylized whimsical treats.” - Hensley

Hensley is a former costume designer interested in the human being, human interactions, and what characters look like. She enjoys playing with materials and surfaces, spending studio time working quickly and playfully.  “I’m learning so much about basics like composition and so much more about working with materials and paint. I know that these starts will develop into several series.”

Rebecca Tracy

Rebecca Tracy
With this current show, Rebecca Tracy (Shelton) has challenged herself to step out of the comfort zone and work in some mediums that she is less familiar with. The large size and moving away from the straight forward black and white block printing that has been her standard for the past few years has sparked renewed excitement and creativity. 

“My ideas and feelings for the subject matter were to give a sense of memories, imagined or real, and the passing of time that they are created from. As time passes and these memories fade they transform themselves into the realm of story-telling. It was this sense of faded memory “tale” that I was trying to capture and convey.” - Tracy

Tracy lives in Shoreline with her family on their “mini-farm”, with her studio tucked in a small space, but with a view of the goings on in the back yard. She has been making art in varying degrees most of her life, first painting and showing watercolors and more recently block prints. Tracy currently sells her art, jewelry, block printed cards and household goods (coasters, sachets, tea towels, hankies, ink, etc.) at The Gallery at LFP Town Center and at Gargoyles Statuary in the University District.

You can also find a selection of her items for sale in her etsy shop

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The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture all of the arts in the community through programs and events, arts education, advocacy, and support for artists and arts organizations. Proceeds from the Gallery at Town Center help fund these programs and events.

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