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Artists interpret water theme

Journeys Art Group of Central Oregon will present its 13th Annual Show with 12 interpretations of the theme “Water Dance,” opening Friday, September 25, at Twigs (adjacent to Stitchin’ Post) at 311 W. Cascade Ave. An artists’ reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m.

The theme is expressed lyrically: “Water is life-giving and precious. Water is mesmerizing, serene, and reflective.

“Water shimmers and sparkles in blue, green, brown and gold. Water roars, babbles, gurgles and bubbles.

“Water is a spray, a splash, a wave, a ripple or a trickle. It dances, telling a story as it finds its own way.”

Members of Journeys include Judy Beaver, Helen Brisson, Sheila K. Finzer, Betty Gientke, June Jaeger, Jean Wells Keenan, Tony Phillips, Donna Rice, Martha Sanders, Marion Shimoda, Mary Stiewig and Jan McBrien Tetzlaff.

“Weight of Water” by Martha Phair Sanders (pictured above) is one of the featured pieces that addresses the theme. It is the work of women to carry the load of supplying water to the family. Every day women in underdeveloped countries may walk miles to collect water for their basic needs and many may walk there several times each day.


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