It’s a Wrap!
Our “Lacrimosa” opening reception was a great success, and everything we envisioned for our collective debut. The show (running from 10/20-11/11/2018) marks the culmination of our dream to create a thematic body of work and share it with community & loved ones. Still feeling the rush of gratitude and accomplishment!
With ~90 miles between us, we had been meeting every other month over the past 2 years to support each other’s vision and stay on task. About a week ahead of the show, Jonquil set up her elaborate photography display backed with beautiful hand-dyed fabrics. Siobhan and I were still feverishly working on the last of our pieces, waiting for the paint to dry and the wax to cure. On the evening of the opening, the space housed some 20 paintings & illustrations, 5 elaborate headdresses, 30 photos, 15 encaustic panels, 4 encaustic sculptures, hanging and free-standing print & magnet displays, t-shirt table, food & wine, tarot reading table, and performance space for live music and dance.
ABOUT SIOBHAN’S WORK:
Siobhan’s paintings and illustrations are largely inspired by mythology and the sacred feminine. Her intricate compositions in ink and acrylic offer new details each time you look at the work. Her largest piece, an acrylic painting on an interior door, is a gorgeous example of her mastery of vivid color and detail. She also creates large headdresses in leather, polymer clay, and natural materials.
Siobhan Wright’s Lacrimosa gallery / Siobhan’s Bio
ABOUT JONQUIL’S WORK:
Jonquil’s colorful macro photographs are visual poetry of nature’s crawling and slithering creatures. Through her lens, her subjects are approachable and endearing to audiences. She’s also gifted with coming up with the best titles! She sells framed & unframed prints and large, glossy magnets.
Jonquil Dreadful’s gallery / Jonquil Dreadful’s Bio
ABOUT LISA’S WORK:
Lisa’s innovative use of encaustic medium (beeswax & damar resin) is used on both cradled birch panel and in sculpture compositions. Panels are troweled with plaster, detailed with graphite powder, then finished with encaustic medium & oil. Some pieces are embellished with asemic writings in india ink. Sculptures are comprised of wire mesh, molten+carved encaustic medium and natural materials.
Lisa Donohue’s gallery / Lisa Donohue’s Bio
For questions & purchase info. about the artwork, t-shirts or other merchandise, please reach us via our Contact Form.
The Machine Shop was a perfect venue for us - vibrant, colorful and spacious. Our dear friends musician Tim Bertsch, tarot reader April “The Whistling Mystic”, and Danse Carouselle fusion belly dancers Adriene, Jules and Julia (“Jack”) provided perfect ambience to round out the evening. Joining us was filmmaker Hannah Guggenheim (on behalf of WhidbeyTV Productions) who conducted interviews, filmed and produced a beautifully-crafted video of the evening. We couldn’t have asked for a better outcome!
This event would not have been possible without the support and talents of our friends and family. Deepest gratitude to:
Tim Leonard of The Machine Shop Arcade, for providing a perfect time and space for our event
Raquel Jensen for her encouragement, organization and promotional efforts
April Ducharme of The Whistling Mystic, for her keen card reading talents and positive light
Katie Collins for her beautiful woodwork & framing talents
Tim Bertsch of Soul Resonance, for his beautiful, ambient music and gentle kindness
Danse Carouselle fusion bellydance: Adriene Rice, Jules, and Julia Demarest for their friendship, generosity, wisdom and fluidly beautiful movement
Tom & Evan Donohue for their love, patience, and inspiration