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Three Local Artists to Present Exhibit in WC's Harcum Gallery

Works by Nancy Knight Jones, Kim Wiederhold and Carole Phillips on Display through July 5

May 21, 2014

The featured artists, from the left, Nancy Jones, Carole Phillips and Kim Wiederhold, chat about their lives in art earlier this week while gallery curator Hal Shunk installs their artwork.

The featured artists, from the left, Nancy Jones, Carole Phillips and Kim Wiederhold, chat about their lives in art earlier this week while gallery curator Hal Shunk installs their artwork.

Three local artists, Nancy Knight Jones, Kim Wiederhold and Carole Phillips, will present an exhibit of their artwork at Wilmington College’s Harcum Art Gallery through July 5.

An opening reception honoring the artists is slated for May 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. Normal gallery hours are weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by special appointment arranged by curator Hal Shunk, professor of art.

Jones, a Wilmington resident since 1979, finds nature a source of inspiration for her paintings, many of which feature landscapes, trees and flowers depicted in what she describes as “impressionistic realism.”

She enrolled in her first oil painting class in Kokomo, Ind., more than 40 years ago and continued embracing artistic styles when she was introduced to watercolors while living in northern California.
Jones paints from photos taken while traveling, as well as scenes around her own yard and in area rural locations.

“I enjoy a country lifestyle that allows time to pause and watch snow fall on the backyard evergreen trees,” she said, noting that she does not sell her paintings, but rather prefers to give them as gifts to family and friends.

Jones is a member of the Western Ohio Watercolor Society and a 30-year member of the Leesburg Brush and Palette Art League.

Wiederhold describes herself as “a wife, mother, teacher and artist.”

“More than 30 years ago I began a journey that has brought me to this place,” she said, noting she has created “a love of art” in herself and others through her teaching of art at all age levels.

Wiederhold credits her parents with recognizing her “dreamy understanding of the world” and allowing time on a busy farm for her to “escape down the old dirt road to sit in a field of daisies and watch ants come and go from their anthill.”

She admitted it was moments like these that have provided opportunities for her to “grow, observe and share” what she has seen via her artistic creations.

“Through my art, I express my love of family, community and faith,” she said.

Wiederhold studied at Edgecliff College and Xavier University. She utilizes several artistic media and urges the viewer to, “Consider the mind of the learner; the teacher’s example should encourage experimentation and possibilities.”

Phillips began painting at four years of age when, much to her mother’s dismay, she “painted a mural” on the living room wall with a stick of butter.

Now she uses oils, pastels and acrylics.

The award-winning artist that earned a Bachelor of Science in design at the University of Cincinnati especially enjoys painting portraits, animals, landscapes and houses.

Noting that once she is inspired and focused on her work, “My paintings paint themselves,” she said.
 

Harcum Art Gallery Opening Reception for First Summer Show

Time: 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014
Location: Harcum Art Gallery
Description:

This exhibit features works by Nancy Jones, Kim Wiederhold and Carole Phillips and runs through July 5. Normal gallery hours are weekdays from 9 .m. to 5 p.m.

 

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