Upcoming Exhibits

Edo Pop: Japan's Past and Present-Jed Henry

Sept. 19 - Oct. 11, 2014
Sept. 18, 7:30-9 pm: Artist Reception

Jacob Spori opens fall exhibits with a series of woodblock prints by the illustrator artist Jed Henry. Artist Jed Henry is restless, and this tendency has taken him all over the commercial art world. In 2007, he interned at Sony Pictures Animation, working on the film "Hotel Transylvania". In 2008 his film "KITES" won a Student Academy Award, as well as a Student Emmy. Tiring of animation, Jed switched his career to illustrating children's books for such publishers as Scholastic, Penguin and Harper Collins. In 2012 he made another leap, launching a line of Japanese woodblock prints, Ukiyo-e Heroes, which was the most-funded art project on Kickstarter. 

Observations: Linda Christensen

Oct. 17 - Nov. 14, 2014
Oct. 16, 7-9 pm: Artist Reception  

Since the early 1990s, painter Linda Christensen has chosen to depict female figures in transitions of movement and repose. Developing her own personal language over years of influence from the Bay Area Abstract and Figurative traditions, Christensen has confidently refined her own inner vision to reach a place of clarity and national significance with her painting. Often artists and media look to model our lives after examples of that which we consider perfection - the flawless body.  Not so with Christensen's work.   Her paintings evoke the simplistic yet formal essence of the human form, wrought in a humanistic paradox of perfection and imperfection.

    
       

Paths: Todd Orchard

Nov. 21 - Dec. 19, 2014
Nov. 20, 7:30-9 pm: Artist Reception

A collection of paintings from Utah and Idaho's diverse backdrop executed with rich color and expressive paint. The artist focuses on the central theme of light vs. dark, but other artistic interests include landscape depth, reflection on water, and abstract design qualities. The title "Paths" is an allusion to an individual artistic journey that has been carved from choices, interests, and a sincere appreciation for landscape and understated beauty.