NCCA-Artsplace Exhibit: Painting of Madelon Gorsky February 1 through 26

Madelon Gorsky – February 1 through 26

Public Reception February 24, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Jansma Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace,
13 E. Main St., Fremont.

Born in Ohio, Madelon was raised and spent her adult years moving around the Midwest, Northeast and the South; from Chicago, St.Louis, Portland Maine, Indianapolis and cities in between. She now resides in Newaygo County. Many educational opportunities plus a successful career in retail visual merchandising designing and creating displays gave her the foundation and opportunity to learn the basics of composition, color, textures, movement, and light. Madelon now has focused her creative energy with colorful acrylic paint with a hint of mixed media on canvas. This modernist is willing in her compositions to bend, reshape and even distort her subjects in an on going effort to create depth and perspective without sacrificing the purity and brightness of her colors. Her goal is to always bring a smile and a little thought to the viewer. Madelon’s work has been viewed in galleries and seasoned shows and in many private and corporate collections from coast to coast throughout the United States and Canada.

“I have a passion for all forms of art. I enjoy bringing ease and comfort to my surroundings. I have been a people watcher as long as I can remember. Everyday people of all shapes and sizes inspire me, from the curves of the figure to the expressive eyes and lips of the face. My work expresses my fascination of people not controversy, chaos or hidden meaning. I try to generate something positive with my work and leave the negatives behind. For me it’s simply about putting the paint on the canvas, I enjoy doing just that. I then share it and try to bring a little joy in this complicated uncertain world,” states Gorsky.

Exhibit: Helen Percy Lystra

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Jansma Gallery – NCCA-Artsplace
August 18 through September 17
Reception, September 9, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Jansma Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace,
13 E. Main St., Fremont, 231-924-4022.

Helen Percy Lystra lives in Grand Haven, and w6 7 treeorks full time as an artist. She paints, makes jewelry, does printmaking, and likes to experiment with many different ways of making art. Her favorite subjects are old boats, old structures and flowers. Most recently a love of fabric has worked its way into her art as well. Of her varied media she says: “My grandmother always said Jack of all trades, master of none. I’ve changed it, I’m a master at being a Jack of all trades.”

the lady in the moonLystra grew up on Union Lake in Commerce Township, Michigan and began drawing and designing at an early age. She is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and studied at Hillsdale College and at the Art Institute of Chicago. Her study continues with ongoing workshops.

You can learn more about Liz by visiting her very unique art blog: http://helenlystra.blogspot.com/