Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Spring 2018

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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Spring 2018 47 And they are a window to the artists of today, reflecting the passion they put into their handiwork. Consider "Be Still My Heart," a pastel — and business card statement — by Tammy Kaufman, an endurance cyclist whose expo- sure to nature's hidden beauties from the seat of a bicycle eventually led to her delving into the art world. "ere is something about fields of flow- ers - as with the natural landscape in general - that speaks to me and so often stops me in my tracks," she said. "Flowers, especially weeds (which I feel are sometimes among the most beautiful flowers), feel to me like little slivers of hope and joy even in the darkest times." And Maureen Seltzer's "Ya Come Back," an image of a seaside tortoise emerging from the waves. "I have always loved coastal things, and this is part of a body of work rep- resenting coastal sea life," said Seltzer, who can be found at e Artist's Loft in down- town Wake Forest. And hers is not a typical brush-to-canvas creation. "e medium is quite different as I take old papers and hand mono print them and then tear and collage them over an acrylic under painting," she said. For Kittie Deemer, who has taken a liking to creating watercolor images off mugshots of people who a century ago ran afoul of the law in New South Wales, her chosen card statement is of a young modern-day inno- cent. "e Little Boy," she said of a commis- sion. "I think he's a cute child," she said. e lad, though, did not pose the many hours it would take for the likeness. "People nowa- days don't sit," she said. As for Jane Steelman, whose work — like Kaufman's and Deemer's — can be found at Ollies Café and Gifts in downtown Wake Forest, her soft pastel has immortal- ized a loved one. "It is a painting of my great nephew and given as a gift to his grandfather, my broth- er," he said. "He was 2 years old when the photo was taken last year." MORE TO DO! Check out ArtWalk Wake Forest, a monthly event featuring creative-types in historic downtown Wake Forest, every first Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. And from May 18 to June 16, visit "Thinking Small: Small Works Art Exhibition," a juried art show at Ollies Café & Gifts in downtown Wake Forest.

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