Monday, April 4, 2016
The Gallery at Town Center Presents
Sydney C’ de Baca and Lauren Heerschap
April 5 – May 14, 2016
See these works and the creations of over 90 other local artists during gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, Noon to 5pm. Also, please join us at the Gallery for an artist reception on Wednesday, April 20 from 5pm to 7pm.
Sydney C’ de Baca is a watercolor artist who loves to capture all the delightful and quirky colors and shapes of the natural world. She started with vegetable portraits and has moved on to include flowers, fruit, and animals, like the octopus. C’ de Baca began by putting her foodie images on paper products like postcards and art cards, but when she remembered the joy of using my grandmother’s flour sack tea towels, it was a “you got your peanut butter in my chocolate” moment, and her real orientation began.
The artist’s passion for practical kitchen art drives her work: what images, however quirky, bring joy when she walks into her kitchen? That’s what she paints. C’ de Baca also loves the flour sack towel superpower of really drying dishes. It’s this union of beautiful usefulness that centers her work.
Lauren Heerschap lives near Echo Lake in Shoreline, Washington in a house with a perennial garden, a large orange cat named Ramses, and her photographer husband, Henry. Pursuit of the intricate details of a flower and the majesty of mountain tops has led her around the world and into her backyard. Sometimes with a sense of whimsy and color she plays with images on the computer.
Botanical Lace is a series inspired by her mother’s hand crocheted lace, which Lauren scanned and then digitally overlaid on her own photographs of flowers or leaves. To view more of her art, you can visit her website.
The Gallery at Town Center is a program of the Shoreline - Lake Forest Park Arts Council and is located inside the Lake Forest Park Town Center on the lower level, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park 98155.