Monthly Archives: April 2017

Mar Goman & Dayna J Collins

Reception: April 27, 6-9 pm

MAIN GALLERY (April 27-May 23)

Mar Goman, appliquéd and stitched handkerchief

Mar Goman, appliquéd and stitched handkerchief

Mar Goman has her own style that comes through with everything she creates.  Mar puts her individual stamp on her “curious art”.  She continues to make art out of just about everything that isn’t still moving and to uses an array of found and recycled objects along with more traditional art supplies. Her materials are, as she says, “anything I can ge my hands on” and the techniques she uses are as varied: she cuts and pastes, stitches, draws, painst, stamps, collects, assembles, binds, wraps, nails, drills and carves. Work in this show will include a grouping of embroidered textile pieces, several button banners, an installation of painted cardboard tubes, an array of painted rocks, a set of fabric scrolls, and some new pieces from the ongoing Pharmacy of the Soul series.  Mar explains “From childhood, I have loved to make things with my hands, and this is my primary art activity–simply making things.”  Her work is often about the interior journey, our invisible wounds, our common humanity, and the process of becoming authentic spiritual human beings. 

FEATURE AREA (April 27-May 21)

Dayna J Collins "Whispered Benediction" oil/cold wax painting

Dayna J Collins “Whispered Benediction” oil/cold wax painting

Dayna J Collins is an abstract painter who loves working with color and texture. Drawing upon the flexibility of working with oil paint mixed with cold wax medium, she is able to create layers of color using palette and putty knives to apply, push, pull, and scrape the layers of paint to reveal and explore the rich complexity of water, land, and sky. Dayna’s fascination with waterlines began as a child. Growing up as the daughter of a river rat on the Columbia River, plus time spent at her grandparent’s beach cabin on the Oregon Coast, she learned to love waterlines at an early age. In the summer of 2014, as she was floating in the Columbia River, she noticed the waterline of a boat.  Dayna was captivated by the beautiful colors and imagined it as an abstract painting. She’s been painting waterlines ever since. She describes waterlines as: “Where water meets an edge. A shoreline. The hull of a ship. The sand. Riverbanks. The sky. In exploring various forms of waterlines, I am especially interested in experimenting with the intersections, where water meets the land. I ask myself: What’s happening at the horizon line? Turbulence or ripples. Calmness or agitation. What’s above, or, what’s below.”