Discover Local Artists: Natural Interactions

“April Showers,” by Feliciano is porcelain and wire 5 feet X 21 inches

The intersection of nature, creation and human influence on both is explored by three Palm Beach State College artists in “Natural Interactions,” an exhibit that runs from Oct. 18 through Nov. 23, with the artist’s reception on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus.

Nazare Feliciano

Professor Nazaré Feliciano, an 11-year-instructor at Palm Beach State who lives in Palm Beach Gardens, teaches ceramics and art appreciation at the Eissey Campus.

Her ceramic pieces represent atmospheric interactions in nature. “Clouds and the formation of clouds, water, heat, and air and the interactions between these elements are present in my art work,” she said.

“Clay is porous at the fired stage, enabling trapped smoke to penetrate its body. The porcelain clouds with cascading rain are filled with flowers; this my way of celebrating the bounty of spring.”

Karla Walter

Art Gallery Specialist Karla Walter’s mixed media ceramics of crows explores the similarities between the social interactions among crows and that of humans.

“As an artist, it is important to recognize a message and seize that moment. Crows are messengers, omens for change. Several personal encounters with crows have compelled me to express my personal creativity through this messenger.”

“Communion,” by North Palm Beach resident Karla Walter is Ceramic and mixed media, priced at $1,000
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Christina Major of Boynton Beach.

 

Christina Major, adjunct drawing instructor, creates oil paintings on canvas and wood.

She catalogues her memories and thoughts along with the thoughts of the subject by painting under, into and over the subject in her own handwriting.

“I am interested in creating art which allows the viewer the ability to connect to it from their own grounding, to participate with it rather than to merely observe it,” says Major.

“Components of Self,” by Christina Major is an oil on canvas, 48 by 60 inches priced at $6,000.

“Natural Interactions” will exhibit from Oct. 18 through Nov. 23, with the artist’s reception on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. There will be approximately 20 pieces on display, and all work is available for sale, with prices ranging from $250 to $6,000.

The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus is located in the BB building, 3160 PGA Blvd. Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Karla Walter at 561-207-5015 or visit  www.palmbeachstate.edu/x10295.xml.

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