Apr 27th 2018

Em’rynn Artunian: Wilderness Spirit Art


1350 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60642

Opening Friday, April 27th, from 6 PM - 8:30 PM

On view through Saturday, June 2nd

We are so happy to be able to bring to you, work by Multimedia Artist and Naturalist, Em’rynn Artunian. These unique, exquisitely crafted works by this artist, so tuned in to nature and the environment will engage and inspire viewers.

“In 1991, in the Cascade Mountains of Washington, I carried a pack for 90 days as I explored a half-million acre wilderness area. I experienced great freedom, solitude, occasional friendship, wild weather, buggyness, animal encounters, trout fishing, berry picking, mushroom gathering: Adventure!

And daily, natural art forms and rich colors presented themselves in flowers, sunscapes, turquoise lakes, in tree, in stone, in lichen, in spirit. These wilderness forms eventually informed my style of painting.With the child’s mind, I am close to the ground, studying the minutiae – rolling over a log, and watching a scene of movement unfold, with little creatures scurrying every which way. I try to corral these movements, these forms, into my paintings.

I have been fortunate to work for The Nature Conservancy for 18 years in N.W. Indiana. This non- profit has allowed me 3 months off a year to explore. On the job, I help restore natural areas. While engaged in this work, I can dream like a Prairie Indian would. I dream of Art.”

– Em’rynn Artunian

We will be hosting a field trip to join the artist on a hike through a natural area that he restored in Northwest Indiana. (Date to be announced.)

The exhibit runs through Saturday, June 2.
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 – 4:30 p.m.
and by appointment.

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