All about movement: Joseph galleries participate in Art Walk

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JOSEPH — The people wandering from gallery to gallery throughout downtown Joseph won’t be the only ones who create movement at the upcoming Joseph Gallery Art Walk.

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One of the featured artists, Leslie Rankin, has depicted movement in her glass pieces, which will be on display at Stewart Jones Designs gallery.

Rankin’s creations are colorful glass monolyths that call to mind the theme of movement. The works will be displayed adjacent to mirrors.

Screen Shot 2017-05-31 at 1.34.34 PM“You can actually see the reflections, and it helps pick up some ambient light,” Catherine Matthias, of Stewart Jones Designs, said.

Rankin has also worked with many architects, creating a monumental wall 30-feet tall, Matthias said.

She said the gallery will also share works by Dona Miller, who creates silver and gemstone jewelry, and Paula Diaz-Sylvester, who creates intricate stoneware and clay works.

“I would describe her work as Escher-esque,” Matthias said, referring to M.C. Escher, who was known for creating impossible objects and mathematically-inspired patterns.

The gallery, at 2 S. Main St., is one of eight participating in this year’s Joseph Art Walk. Malcolm Phinney, who runs Phinney Gallery with his wife and helps promote the art walk each year, said this is the 10th annual walk. As usual, some galleries will host wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres, artist demonstrations and live music.

Phinney Gallery, 17 S. Main. St., will host oil painting demonstrations by Leslie LeViner and Melanie Thompson. Brenna Tyler will be sculpting with sagebrush.

Portrait and landscape artist, Sam Collett, will play classical guitar, Phinney said.

The following galleries will also participate:

  • Aspen Grove Gallery, 602 N. Main St.
  • Edge of the Wilderness Gallery, 3-1/2 S. Main St.
  • Into the Wilderness Gallery, 11 S. Main St.
  • Josephy Center for Arts and Culture, 403 N. Main St.
  • Missy’s Uptown Art, 18 S. Main St.
  • Valley Bronze Gallery, 18 S. Main St.
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