On view February 23-March 24, 2018

"A Still Path" by Rob Compton  |  Main Gallery

Rob Compton’s paintings continuously explore a means to create works that are meditative and dramatic by looking at an assortment of traditions: Impressionist landscapes, chromatic Abstract Expressionism and Eastern spiritualism, among others. 

Rob is a primarily self-taught painter who has learned to paint by studying past masters and contemporary artists by close observation of the world and by working with the medium on a nearly daily basis. Rob has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows regionally, including a solo exhibition at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg, Kansas. He has shown in juried competitions around the country, receiving several special recognitions. His works are part of several private collections nationally. 

"In My Solitude" by Jan Klassen  |  Boardroom Gallery

Painting, for Jan Klassen, is about being playful and spontaneous. Jan has fun with the process while experimenting with paint and tools to see what happens. Good or bad isn’t important to her — pleasure is. Jan is a member of Gallery XII and serves on several committees.

"Active Imagination" by Lori Wright  |  Balcony Gallery

Lori Wright is a visual storyteller, creating real and fictional events to build a narrative that is unique to the viewer. Using her family as a basis for the subject matter, she tells stories from the viewpoint of a child — curious and adventurous. Lori primarily works in mixed media, drawing and painting, however, she also likes to work with printmaking, photography and found objects. “I never want to feel limited by materials,” Lori said. “I believe the best work is created without limitations of the material.”

Lori is an Associate Professor of Art at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kansas. She graduated from Emporia State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and from Wichita State University with a Master of Fine Arts in Drawing. Lori is considered a Post Modernist artist whose work focuses on identity and the role that ones’ childhood plays on their adult lives. 

"Nature Inspired" by Tracie Lyn Huskamp  |  Main Hall Gallery

Tracie Lyn Huskamp’s artwork aims to draw the human spirit closer to nature’s bounty and beauty. Nature inspires her imagination, and through imagery, she creates pieces that are fantastical yet seem as if they might be entirely possible. Tracie’s mixed media collages are influenced through her observations of the natural world, weaving natural subjects (rendered in painting) with man-made pieces of paper, metal and/or fiber. Each scene is constructed from a longing to chronicle a memory and bring the outdoors in.

Tracie obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Wichita State University. Her mixed media works received national attention with the release of her book, Nature Inspired. She has appeared on the cover of Somerset Studio Magazine, along with feature articles in various art publications.