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Lincoln Hills artists featured at Lincoln Arts gallery

By: Leona Reber Special to The News Messenger
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It is no secret that a large group of talented people are among those who populate the Sun City Lincoln Hills development. Many are also members of Lincoln Arts. Realizing that fact, Lincoln Arts and Culture Foundation has planned their third annual exhibition of their combined work. Beginning Sept. 16, the gallery at 580 Sixth St. will be filled with more than a dozen artists’ two- and three-dimensional creations. Artists include Nancy Holt, Ellie Barquist, Liz Shelton Jan Apfel, Adrienne Blackhart, Joyce Bisbee and Terry Banderas. Bisbee and Banderas have both chosen to recreate the splendor of the Yosemite National Park. Bisbee, employing oil paint, brings a magnificent snowy Yosemite winter to life, while Banderas combined ink and watercolor to enliven the Merced River, which flows through the Yosemite Valley. A delightful cross-section of media is expected, including some lesser-known ones. Last year’s show included, among the ceramics, watercolors, oil paintings, wood turnings, metal and ceramic sculpture, mixed media, and pastels: encaustics – an ancient and time-consuming process that employs thinly applied layers of colored wax to form a glowing, stained-glass effect. “Applications are still coming in,” said office manager Michelle Renati. “We usually end up with last-minute entries during group shows when word gets around and more people want to take part, so I can’t say exactly who and what will be here until the day they set up the show.” The show continues through Nov. 7 with a reception for the artists planned from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 19. Most of the exhibitors plan to attend. There is plenty of well-lighted parking nearby, which can accommodate a large crowd. The gallery is also handicapped-accessible. This event is free and open to the public. For more information about this or any other Lincoln Arts event, call the gallery at 645-9713.