Local artist Joe Wakeman’s work on display in Frisco
If you go
What: “Light for the Soul: Looking for the Beauty Inside,” by Joe Wakeman
When: On display now
Where: County Commons Lobby Art Space, 0037 County Road 1005, Frisco
More information: View more of Joe Wakeman’s art at www.transformingwalls.com
The art of Summit County artist Joe Wakeman is now on display at the County Commons Lobby Art Space adjacent to the entrance of the Main Branch library in Frisco. Titled “Light for the Soul: Looking for the Beauty Inside,” this exhibit of six large pieces is sure to inspire and intrigue the viewer.
This exhibit is the newest in a series sponsored by the Summit County Arts Exhibit Committee, which spearheaded the remodel of the County Commons lobby space last year. The works are constructed of handmade paper, acrylic plasters, paint, LED lighting and just about anything else Wakeman can find to use in the expression of an idea.
The artist describes himself as an “abstract expressionist who uses color, form, texture and light to convey my ideas. I believe there’s often more to people than we usually show the world. This show is about looking beyond the surface to that illumined space that is our soul.”
Wakeman started his career painting houses and then moved to faux painting. Around 1998, he began painting abstract art. He wrote that it was his career as an abstract painter “that has given me a voice, and these pieces are just the latest incarnations of thoughts and ideas I am sharing with others.”
Also on display, through August, is the work of glass artist Kerry Feldman. His glass pieces are on display in museums and homes throughout the United States, and his work is on display through the Summit County Arts Exhibit Committee’s association with Art on a Whim gallery in Breckenridge.
Examples of the art of committee high school scholarship winners for 2014, Danny Daigle and Calais LeCoq, are also on display. This is the third year the Summit Arts Exhibit Committee has given the Bob Anderson Art Scholarship to qualified and gifted students from Summit High School.
The exhibits are free and open to the public. The previous exhibit of works by Marianna Duford is now on display at the Senior Community Center in Frisco. The Summit County Arts Exhibit Committee’s vision in this remodeling is to create a free, public gallery space with rotating art displays, 95 percent of which are created by Summit County artists.
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