Stanford Art Spaces
June 27, 2008 to August 21, 2008, Stanford Art Spaces features this exhibit:

Arthur C. Avary
Digital Art
Beth Avary
Paintings
Corina del Carmel
Paintings
Diana Leone
Painted Art Quilts

Earth Mandala © 2008

Autumn Melody © 2008

Dream Catchers © 2008

Yosemite Falls © 2008


This exhibit is located on the Stanford University campus, primarily in the Center for Integrated Systems (CIS). The building is open 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. A directory is available at the CIS reception desk.

Most works are for sale directly from the artists. For information, contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or

Arthur C. Avary
 
Earth Mandala © 2008

Arthur’s art focuses on patterns and repetition of motifs. Decorative and religious architecture, carvings, paintings, and textile patterns throughout human cultures and civilizations rely on structure and repetition of elements to create a sense of dimension and space, evoking a sense of awe and beauty. Often the craft is itself a meditative and spiritual practice, as may be seen in the Medieval “Book of Kells”,Tibetan sand painting, Navaho weavings, and so on.

Exploration of intricate patterns is an exploration of human mind and consciousness, since forms that are deemed beautiful by the human mind reside in the deepest levels of our consciousness; in the realm of archetypes. The inter-relationship between pattern and design, symbolism and metaphor bespeaks a fundamental connection between the world we see and visionary experience. The act of creation becomes manifest as a meditative state of consciousness and inner journey. The work becomes complete, when it leaves the hand of the artist and is experienced by the viewer.


For more art by Arthur C. Avary, click here.




Beth Avary
 
Woman with Iris, Double Moon, Run Through the Woods, Justine © 2008

Beth Avary was raised in a creative family that encouraged her to express herself artistically. During high school she also attended The John Heron Art Institute at night, and a Kansas University summer program for drawing and painting. Subsequently, she obtained a BFA at the California College of Arts and Crafts.

Beth’s work has been exhibited in museums, festivals, galleries, corporations, and Science Fiction and Fantasy conventions throughout the USA. She has also exhibited in Mexico, Japan and Russia. Her art has been influenced by traveling widely in the USA, France, Mexico, Thailand and Japan. Her recent landscape paintings share a feeling of mythical peacefulness similar to the landscapes of Maxfield Parrish, but the strength of color and form follow more in the Expressionist tradition of Van Gogh and Gauguin. She calls the landscape work Naturalistic Expressionism.

“I am interested in touching the underlying beauty and radiance of the natural world. For me, painting is about love, a search for beauty that inspires love and warms the heart.”


For more art by Beth Avary, click here.



Corina del Carmel
 
Lonely Crowd © 2008

Corina’s work ranges from narrative paintings that evoke her Mexican birthplace to creations of inner and mystic journeys influenced by living close to nature at her permanent studio in the mountains of California. She has exhibited throughout the USA, Mexico and Europe and now lives part of the year in Berlin. Art and travel have been interwoven to produce an international perspective. Her paintings emerge as universal vision without any conflict of identity. The art speaks to the “now”, with a message behind the beauty, the illusive reality, and even the very brush strokes. Corina’s art is for everyone because it speaks of everyone.

“Art is an expression of the human spirit. It is a mutual and individual language that evokes in the viewer first a reaction in the senses; and then if it is meaningful, the Art is reflected in his or her intellect. For me, a painting is a blend of a concept and aesthetic proposal … a tangible experience. A painting is a three dimensional game in a two dimensional game space.”


For more art by Corina del Carmel, click here.




Diana Leone
 
Pride of the Forest © 2008

Diana Leone has been quilting for about 50 years. Her work, which has has been exhibited in several museums, features a creative touch in design and use of color. Diana has BA and MA degrees in Art Education from SJSU. She subsequently taught there and at quilting seminars and workshops in Japan, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Canada and the USA.

Additionally, she is an author, fabric designer, water-media artist and a dealer of fine antique quilts. She is well known in the Bay area as the owner of The Quilting Bee stores in Los Altos and Mountain View. She also manages Leone Publications and the Leone-Nii Gallery, in Mountain View. Her books are a resource for beginners and experienced hand-quilters alike. Some of her books have been translated into different languages. She is currently active in judging quilt exhibits as well as creating painted art quilts.


For more art by Diana Leone, click here.



Most works are for sale directly from the artists. For information, contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or
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