Artists of the Month
Sara Alig-Martin & Jennifer Ormiston
Mixed Media Artists
The public is invited to view the exhibit during regular library hours.
Sara Alig-Martin - “I completed my first painting at age 7 on a scrap of barn wood. I roamed our family farms for years absorbing the way a wheat field glows when the sun sets and how Iowa’s black dirt makes every other color look better. I love the endurance and cyclic nature of the mid-western landscape. The sense of harmony and order that one feels standing alone in an empty pasture is the same contentment I hope you gain from my art. Aside from nature, my chief artistic influences are modern.”
Jennifer Ormiston - “I am inspired by make-believe, fantasy, and fairy tales. Bright colors, whimsical patterns, and detailed textures, adorn most of my creations. Being read Dr. Seuss books when I was young, the crazy imagination in the illustrations, have also crept their way into my artwork. In college, I studied clay, and the vessels I make have whimsical personalities that seem to have a story within, that is unique and personal to each viewer. After college I began working with glass, creating star ornaments. Cross and angel designs came later, after playing with colored glass. The mixed media, like tissue paper, copper wire, and glass beads, makes them very fun to create. Mixed media collages are my current obsession.”