This exhibit begins on November 15th and runs through January 20th, 2015 at the Confluence Gallery and Art Center – location :104 Glover Street [PO Box 716], Twisp, WA 98856 (509) 997-2787 http://www.confluencegallery.com/

The two 12X12″X1″D mixed media will be shipped soon to Twisp.

 

Winter  (C) 2014 E. Miffitt – Nine Lives Studio

Theme Info: Are you familiar with Jan Brett’s Annie and the Wild Animals? The synopsis: Annie was lonely. Taffy, her golden-haired cat, had disappeared. Life in the woods was empty. There was no one to love and be Annie’s friend. Outside, the snow was deep and the winter seemed endless. Annie tried her best to encourage Taffy to return but without success. A moose and a bear and even a wildcat are not as soft and cuddlesome or as friendly as Taffy. Where could Taffy be? Jan Brett’s story is told mostly through wonderfully detailed full-color illustrations. The wonders of the forest and the seasons are an expressive backdrop to the tale of the animals. Story within story forms as the intricate borders subtly foreshadow the main plot of Taffy’s final return to her friend Annie.

Now, imagine a winter wonderland: the quiet of snow, shadows stretching across the horizon, cold, crisp air, and magnificent icicle stalactites. Peer from the warmth of your home through the windows or reflect on a day of snowy adventure – tell us what you see. What emotions emerge? How do these images translate into a storyline? How would you depict the story through your art?

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