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Fragile Beauty, Strength of Spirit art show

December 31, 1969 @ 4:00 pm - October 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

Sculptor and printmaker, Danae Bennett-Miller opens her show, “Fragile Beauty, Strength of Spirit”, at Tumalo Art Co., October 6, from 4-8pm during the First Friday Gallery Walk. Well-known for her public sculptures Danae captures the spirit of both wildlife and ranch animals in her organic works.

Working with poured wax that she forms into shapes to build her one-of-a-kind sculptures, Danae uses the fluid nature of the material to convey the energy of her subjects when cast in bronze or glass. “My work is influenced by my natural surroundings, and fueled by the textures, colors, and energy of life force. I have always lived in the company of animals and finding an understanding of how we relate and fit into the greater environment is part of my work”, says Danae. Utilizing her love of drawing and expression, Danae has found printmaking to be a complimentary medium and natural addition to her craft. Her monoprints show exquisite use of line, marks and subtle color. Embossing and shaping paper over forms she creates adds to the sculptural effects of this 2D process.

Tumalo Art Co. is an artist-run gallery in the heart of the Old Mill District open 7 days a week. 541-385-9144; www.tumaloartco.com.

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