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Hot Wax: The Art of Batik and Pysanky Artwork by Lara Cummings and Dena DeKryger

March 23, 2019 - April 27, 2019

March 23 – April 27
Hot Wax: The Art of Batik and Pysanky
Artwork by Lara Cummings and Dena DeKryger
Demonstration Thursday, April 25, 5:30-7:00

Jansma Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace, 13 E. Main St., Fremont, 231-924-4022.

The use of wax in fine art has thousands of years of history in art forms such as batik and pysanky. This exhibit features two local artists, Lara Cummings’ Pysanky egg design and Dena DeKryger’s batik paintings.

Lara Cummings is a former Jansma Scholarship recipient and has explored many fine art mediums. Her love of Pysanky eggs comes from a family heritage tradition that she decided to explore and excel at. Pysanka is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist method.

Dena DeKryger states “For me, the art of batik encompasses boldness, serendipity, individuality, and memory. Each decision that goes into making a batik must be bold because that decision cannot be reversed or amended. Once the wax hits the muslin, the color of the fabric beneath the wax is defined.”

On Thursday, April 25, enjoy free demonstrations in Batik by Kris Vredeveld, and Pysanky by Lindsay Isenhart. Try your hand at these traditional wax and dye art techniques.


March 23, 2019
April 27, 2019
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