Nature Sings Her Own Sweet Song: Eva Aumen

An artist reception was held today, June 19, 2016, for Eva Aumen, creator of an intriguing selection of art works currently on display at the Highland County Public Library.

Ms. Aumen explains the technique she used for this transfer print entitled “Shadow” below. The darker leaf impression at the bottom was created by inking a leaf and pressing it onto the paper. A second print on top without any additional ink added produced a lighter twin image.

Eva Aumen

Eva Aumen

Other art work consisted of watercolor, gouache, ink, monoprint, pastel collage, and mixed media. Here is a selection:

Lichen on Stones, watercolor

Lichen on Stones, watercolor

Joy in the Morning, watercolor

Joy in the Morning, watercolor

Ferns in the Glenn, transfer print

Ferns in the Glenn, transfer print

In her artist statement, Eva described her experience of creating art:

“Trying to paint the beauty of nature is a very humbling experience—such subtle color out there.
Painting is also a world of enchantment and delight. Sometimes after I finish a painting I look at it and say, ‘How did I do that?’ I like that kind of unsolved mystery.”

A lively and appreciative crowd attended this reception. The exhibit will be at the library until July 21, 2016.

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reception crowd


Doug Puffenbarger – Photography Exhibit

A new exhibit at the Highland County Public Library in Monterey, “The Way I See It,” features beautiful photography captured around Highland County, VA. Doug’s exhibit includes landscapes, still life, wildlife, and portraits. Stop by the Mountain View room to view his wonderful work from now until April 29th, 2016.Doug Puffenbarger Photography Exhibit
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NIGHT SKY INSPIRATIONS

This collection of art was inspired by the night sky and is expressed in a wide range of media: painting, photography, fabric art, stained glass and the written word are only some of the many forms of celestially motivated art created by inspired minds and hands. Mankind has always looked up into the night sky. Sometimes fearful, but always observant and often in awe, our ancestors understood the sky as an important part of their world.

Artwork by 19 different artists will be on display through March 25th, at the Highland County Public Library.


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