"When Words Aren't Enough . . ."
Sculpture and Paintings by
Ken Beerbohm and Deborah Hoeper
May 2 - May 28
Sunday May 7 from 2 - 5 PM
Here are some images from "When Words Aren't Enough . . . " but they look so much better when you see them in person. Plus - there are many, many more pieces of art to see in our gallery. Click on any of the images below to see a larger version.
Deborah Hoeper, a native West Virginian, now living in Silver Spring, Maryland, has exhibited her landscapes in many local galleries over the past years. She has had a studio at Passageways in Riverdale, Maryland for 20 years and is an artist member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society. The works on exhibit in this show are based on her recent visit to Petra in Jordan, one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. The visitor enters a mile long canyon with 500 foot high canyon walls on each side. The trail passes carved spaces that appear to be buildings but are just facades that hide caves. This site was developed over 2,000 years ago by a tribe known as the Nabataeans. At that time many thousands of people lived there. This location has been used in several films, most recently in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” Ms. Hoeper says that she decided to do a series of paintings based upon her reaction to this fascinating place, not trying to recreate a physical representation but basing her work on the colors and textures of the rocks and canyon walls. For more information about Deborah Hoeper, visit her website at www.hoeperart.com
Ken Beerbohm was raised in Neihart, Montana, where he developed a love of nature. His natural craftsmanship in his adult life led to a degree in Design and Industry from San Francisco State University and a 35 year career of owning and operating a custom plastics shop, which included working with a wide range of materials. In his spare time he would turn to sculpting as a hobby and once he retired, he turned his basement into a studio and now focuses on creating sculptures primarily made of clay and a variety of mixed media. Most of his works are driven by humor, the one thing he says keeps him somewhat sane in a not-so-sane world. If his works bring an observer to laugh, ponder or appreciate, he has accomplished his mission. For more information about Ken Beerbohm, visit his website at www.kenbeerbohm.com