May 2018 Exhibit in the Brick Wall Gallery

Artist Kalli Halpern
Artist Kalli Halpern

May's artist is Kalli Halpern.  You can find her pieces on display all month long in the Brick Wall Gallery.

Kalli's artist statement:

This group of pictures is inspired by a quote from Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick:

IT IS NOT DOWN IN ANY MAP;
TRUE PLACES NEVER ARE.

I believe we gather memories from our true places and they become a part of us.  Some of these places are no longer there but we can imagine them.

There are some places I know that I will never see again but I remember.

This body of work is made on 180 lb. black letter press paper.  I use colored pencils and waxed pastel crayons that make beautiful colors whether used dry or wet.  I dip a lot of my work in water; the paper is dense and holds up to experimenting.  I lose some that I have overworked.

Before I retired, I was involved in art in East Lansing for 30 years.  My last place in art was Trillium Gallery.

I feel fortunate to share my art in the Brick Wall Gallery.  This is a perfect place for those who are beginning as well as for those who have been showing for years.

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