The third annual artist-themed exhibit is on display in the loft gallery at the Lakewood Community Art Center and Gallery, 85 S. Union Blvd in Lakewood. This fun show, titled “6 Gals and a Guy” for 2014, requires the seven participating artists to each submit two subjects at the start of the year, so 14 pieces of artwork can be created during the year to hang in the September show.
The token male, Charlie Casper, responsible for the show’s title, submitted the theme, “In the Jungle”, which elicited tropical flowers, birds, and animals, and for his second theme of “Taking Flight”, I chose to draw a botanical illustration with colored pencils of maple leaves and their winged seeds, called Samaras.
Barb Tobiska, founder of the Lakewood Arts Council and past participant in this exclusive show, painted a soft oil painting seascape full of “Shells”, her submitted theme.
Her second theme of “Interior” inspired artistically rendered rooms, including Katy Haas’ miniature graphite piece. Barb Benik, president of LAC suggested topics of “Sons and Daughters” and “The Land”, which resulted in some beautiful landscapes.
Cats, Toys, Birds, Winter, Flowers, Water, Food and Skies were the other subjects artists had to interpret for their creations.
Artists included in this exhibit are Lynnette Kupferer, Barb Tobiska, Katy Haas, Barb Benik, Ann Quinn, Charlie Casper and Gail Firmin. Stop by the gallery to see the show, on through the end of September. For more information visit www.lakewoodartscouncil.org or call 303 980-0625.