Art West July Shows


Photographer and digital wizard Dr. Mark Morgan collects all the moments of his life to build his surreal digital montages. Morgan draws on inspiration ranging from a stray remark from a stranger on the street to a particularly moving song lyric.

Mindy Barker draws outside the lines in her series “Mixed-Up Media.” Beginning from a photograph, Barker creates unique worlds of allusions using ink and acrylic paint. For example, a simple snapshot of a dog transforms into a colorful roller-skating worm with a prehensile tail and the words “SLURP,” “BLINK” and “YES” playfully intertwined within the piece.

Alive with creative spark, Anita West is an artist as well as an educator for an all-girls school in Kuwait. Reminiscent of Seurat’s Pointillism, West’s images of wobbly kneed camels, cats, and goats contain intricate designs from Persian culture.

Martha Brouwer is a multi-award winning artist holding a Master’s degree from Harvard University. Utilizing intricate surface texture and technique, Brouwer’s inspiring works convey a delicate and nurturing display of human life intertwined with the animal world.

Lukas Allenbaugh (a.k.a. “Mr. A”) of Clay Animations Network will present a projected video in AMP at ArtsWest for Inexplicable Allusions. Allenbaugh teaches animation as a multidisciplinary and highly expressive medium incorporating different methods using physics, math, language arts, theater, and visual arts. His techniques include the use of traditional camera equipment and clay in his whimsical stop-frame animations.

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