An exhibit, “Interpreting Nature – Recent Prints by Lisa Schonberg and Paula Zinsmeister”, opens in the Kendal Gallery on January 30th and runs through March 26th.
Lisa Schonberg explores image-making by combining various printmaking processes, such as relief, intaglio, monoprinting and screenprinting, to create one-of-a-kind prints or variable editions. Her prints evoke a respect for nature and include such phenomena as water currents, earth formations, abstract and tangled foliage, along with other natural patterned and textured ephemera.
Lisa says, “As an artist, I use life experience and phenomena in our natural world as sources of inspiration. She adds, “For me, making art is about celebrating nature and contemplating our connections to it, while hopefully communicating a sense of awe, mystery, and peacefulness.”
Lisa Schonberg received her MFA in printmaking from Kent State University and her BFA from Ohio University. She is presently teaching as an adjunct professor of printmaking at Baldwin Wallace University and at Notre Dame College. Lisa is a resident artist at Zygote Press, a non-profit gallery and print studio in Cleveland. She was the 2013 recipient of Zygote Press’s Dresden, Germany/Ohio Arts Council artist.
Her work is in the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art; the Cleveland Clinic Foundation; the Ohio Arts Council; and Grafikwerkstatt in Dresden, Germany among others.
For a studio visit, call 216-956-3003 Website: www.lisamschonberg.com
Paula Zinsmeister says, “One of my favorite memories as a child was when my father took my brother and me for walks in the Cleveland Metroparks. I learned a lot from him about native plants and trees during those walks. The subject matter in my artwork reflects this ongoing appreciation of nature.”
Her goal is to combine the unpredictable process of eco-dyeing with the more predictable printing of colors and shapes. She layers the paper with images through collage and the printmaking processes of monoprinting, intaglio, and paper lithography. She adds, “My hope is that a viewer looking at my work will experience the mystery, beauty, and tranquility of nature.”
Paula minored in art while attending Ohio University and Cleveland State University. She also attended the Cleveland Institute of Art. She received her recent training in printmaking from the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Women Studio Workshop, and Zygote Press. She learned her skills in papermaking and eco-dyeing at the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory in Cleveland.
Paula Zinsmeister has been exhibiting her art in Northeast Ohio and the Columbus area for many years. She has been accepted into juried shows and exhibited in galleries as a solo artist and as part of two-person and group shows. Her work is in collections of the Cleveland Art Association, Shaker Heights Library, and University Hospitals, as well as a number of private collections.
An artist reception will be held at 4:30 PM Saturday, March 17th in the Heiser Lounge at Kendal at Oberlin