On Thursday, March 25th, a new exhibition opens at Creative 360 and this one has some real family ties.
MULTIPLICTY is an exhibition featuring the work of a family of artists. Carol Speltz, the mother, is a photographer and painter. Her love of nature serves as inspiration reflecting the beauty, strength, and fragility of moments in time. Her goal is to share not only what she sees, but also what she feels needs to be preserved and protected in the natural world.
“It is so exciting for me to do this show with my daughters,” said Speltz. “They are such talented artists with their own diverse forms of expression. Their work embodies the delicate and the bold found in nature and beyond using imagination and creativity. I am extremely proud of their work.”
Daughter Alayne works in a variety of media: painting, drawing, metal work, and photography. She draws her inspiration from her spiritual life path and principles as much as from processes. Her art reflects a love of color, detail, and depth, both visual and emotional. Additionally, Alayne creates art from what others see as trash and as a teacher often requires her students to bring in an interesting or discarded object as a basis for wearable art.
Daughter Chandra creates luminous portraits, layered multimedia pieces, and fine art photography. She has been in love with the self-exploration that photography offers since she discovered it in high school. Chandra’s adoration of nature, and particularly animals, is quite evident in her art. She has a particular fondness for horses as subjects.
“This is such a unique show,” remarked curator Colleen Reed. “Each of these women has the body of work to present a solo show, but the juxtaposition of their work, and the relationships between them – both as family and as artists – makes this combined exhibition significantly more than the sum of its parts.”
MULTIPLICTY opens Thursday, March 25th with a reception starting at 7 pm. The show will run through April 25th. As always, entry into the Creative 360 Gallery is free.
You can visit the online gallery HERE.
For more information about this and other opportunities, visit the creative 360 website at becreative360.org or call for more information 989-837-1885.
Image: the box (Chandra Jewell)