Magic of the Animals: Paintings by Gwendolyn Morgan

August 5 – 27: Magic of the Animals Exhibit on Display

Please join us on Friday, August 5 for a reception to celebrate Gwendolyn Morgan’s exhibit Magic of the Animals

After inheriting paint brushes and boxes from her grandmother nearly a decade ago, Gwendolyn Morgan became more attentive to her creative process. As an emerging artist, she holds much gratitude for the encouragement of local artists including Susan Bourdet, Flora Bowley, Margaret Hartsook, Cecelia Henle, Alena Hennessy, Mollie Hashimoto, Jude Siegel, Katherine Dunn, and Andre Thrams, amazing women, artists and teachers who focus on creative expression as a means for healing and attaining wholeness. As a child, Gwendolyn dreamed of being a naturalist, artist and writer.  As an adult, she imagined painting more realistically. Nonetheless, her whimsical birds and animals have emerged again and again.

With a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Goddard College, and a M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union, Morgan has been a recipient of artist and writing residencies at Artsmith, Caldera, Into the Depths of Winter, and Soapstone. She has been published in numerous anthologies, blogs and literary journals. Gwendolyn Morgan’s first book of poems, Crow Feathers, Red Ochre, Green Tea, received the Wild Earth Poetry Prize from Hiraeth Press. Snowy Owls, Egrets and Unexpected Graces will be released by Hiraeth Press (http://hiraethpress.com/) in late July 2016. Gwendolyn and Judy A. Rose, her spouse, share their home with Abbey Skye, a rescued Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

7pm Saturday, August 20 at Angst Gallery: Book Launch for Gwendolyn Morgan’s Snowy Owls, Egrets and Unexpected Graces with singer and songwriter Judy A. Rose on Native American Flute.https://www.facebook.com/events/271098566584621/