Artist Joanne Barsanti is February’s Featured Artist though her Opening Reception is scheduled for January 31, 2010 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Gallery 200, 103 West Washington Street.
After she retired from a career in technology, Joanne re-directed her energies towards art. What began as a photography-based hobby slowly morphed into an Encore Career. Her aim is to take the photographic and digital world to a new level, where it can bring a sense of tranquility and calmness. She combines Western subjects with a style that is reminiscent of and inspired by traditional Asian art, with its simple subjects and meditative moods.
To complement her artistic style and subject matter, she loves printing on Japanese silks and papers as well as other media. Pushing the artistic envelope a little farther, she has been known to crinkle her paper, or add paint or layers of hot wax (encaustic) to bring additional dimension to her images.
For more information about Extending the Natural World, please visit www.peoplemadevisible.com under Gallery 200 Exhibits.