Voices Of Art
Voices of Art: Their Art, Their Words features the art of four local artists: Mike Ivey, Jennie Kirkpatrick, Jane Newman, and Janis Wilkey. The artists are installing their own pieces in the gallery, so they are able to present to the viewer how they want their work to be seen.
The exhibit will give unique insights to the artwork itself and include advice from the artists for budding artists.
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Mike Ivey hails from Houston, Texas and has been living in Cleveland since 2012. He cites inspiration from Rembrandt to Norman Rockwell. He describes his work as realism with a focus on detail. Ivey is self-taught and finds accurate depictions of the world around him to be a challenge he loves to tackle.
Jennie Kirkpatrick had a studio in downtown Cleveland for 15 years and has taught art classes as an adjunct faculty member at UTC and Cleveland State. Her inspiration often comes from trips abroad. Kirkpatrick’s work is constantly evolving. She uses watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media, with styles ranging from realism to abstract.
Jane Newman is a Cleveland native who worked as an award-winning art director and designer in Memphis and Nashville. Her work has progressed to using non-traditional tools for her paintings, such as palette knives. She describes her work as abstract and hyper-realism, depending on the position of the viewer.
Janis Wilkey is a native of Cleveland and her family has deep roots in Bradley County. She has been a full-time painter since 1999, beginning her studies in the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. She primarily works in acrylics, painting from direct observation. She has painted two large murals for the garden room of entrepreneur Allan Jones’s Creekridge home.