Join us for our April First Friday celebration of local artists on April 6 from 6:30-8:30! Jocelyn Paine and Martha Scott will be our featured artists for the month. Live music throughout the evening will be provided by Trisha Lee. Popping up will be De’nalia Nature’s Glow and Blueleaf Boutique. Glacier Bowl will be on hand with their poke bowls, Amy Grue will be offering a selection of desserts, and the Fizz Bar will be up and running with Fizz, nitro and kombucha!
Jocelyn is attracted to dry pastels because she finds working with them so physical. “I can push the powder around with my fingers to blend it, and I feel it marry itself to the page. I don’t like to have anything, such as a brush between my skin and the texture of the chalk and paper.” She has been doing art for over 30 years, painting with acrylics, making and casting Japanese paper, yet pastels remain her favorite medium hand have been her concentration since 2010. Jocelyn states the “landscape of Alaska, where I live, illuminated by the latitude of the sun and the angle of its light, with its clarity of air, the reflectivity of the snow in winter, the long vistas and untouched nature, is an unending source of inspiration. Colors here are brilliant and pure. Through painting I am recognizing and expressing how beautiful the world is. When I share my work by showing or selling it, I am sharing my joys and passions.”
Martha (Maakestad) Scott dove into her painting career in June of 2017 at the age of 65. She took an oil painting workshop in Hope Alaska, which marked the beginning of a new adventure. Martha is drawn to painting landscapes because in them she sees the beauty of God‘s creation. Martha works out of Psalm 19:1 (NLT) which says, “The heavens tell of the Glory of God. The skies display His Marvelous Craftmanship.” She has a deep desire to always be learning to paint the beauty of the skies and God’s creation on earth. Martha states, “my heartfelt prayer is that when people view my paintings they would be drawn to the fact that God’s creation is awesome! May the viewer give God glory and thanks.”
We are so honored to feature our local artists and look forward to celebrating their work. We look forward to seeing you there.