Established in 2010, The Hidden Lantern Gallery is committed to the visibility of local and regional emerging artists. Exhibitions feature works of art in various media, with prominence given to painting and sculpture, but where traditional materials are utilized in unconventional ways. It is the unlimited possibilities inherent in art-making that incite our curiosity and motivate our work. With the creative process at the fore, it is our hope to engage and inspire.
A sensory orchestration of nature’s shifting geometric patterns, dynamic colors and tactile textures, by Dallas-based photographers Janet and Steve Thomas, opened Wednesday, April 3, at The Hidden Lantern Gallery. An Artist Reception marked the occasion with a musical performance by Zack Rosicka.
Modern Montage’s pursuit is to replicate the visual rhythms of nature. Organic and uncluttered, exact yet abstracted, each work is a study of nature. When presented as a collection, the total manifestation speaks so accurately of nature’s preciseness and our ability to observe one exquisite detail, amongst a multitude of layers.
JANET + STEVE THOMAS
Janet’s previous role as a travel magazine editor demanded a sense for streamlined sophistication and an eye not only for detail, but for what compels. It is this background, coupled with inherent taste, that has shaped her aesthetic. Steve’s analytical work as a forensic accountant sets the balance in the collaboration that leads to such successful images — it is as though both the right brain and left brain are equally present and visible in each photograph.
Modern Montage is on view from April 3 – June 1, 2013.
For more pictures of the Modern Montage installation + opening night soiree, click here.
Thank you to all that attended our sparkling opening soiree to toast to a new + young talent, Kyleigh Reynolds. To see pictures from the exhibition’s opening click here.
Captured in Metal | Photography on Brushed Aluminum is on view at The Hidden Lantern until Mar. 30.
Next Wednesday marks the return of a favorite + versatile craft workshop!
Guest host Carol Dickenson demystifies basket weaving, guiding participants through various techniques to set your own basket weaving in motion.
$35 per person. All supplies included.
Please contact the gallery to reserve your place!
THE INSPIRATION | French composer Camille Saint-Saëns’ famed Carnival of the Animals
This weekend marks the beginning of one of our favorite and most inspired annual art installations in the gallery: The honored works from Music in Pictures.
Principle cellist of the Tallahassee Symphony, Gregory Sauer, who performed at the Music in Pictures ceremony, asserts, “Arts education gives students a tangible way to experience the purpose of all learning: not simply to receive and store information and skills, but to be enabled to synthesize those gifts in a new and creative way that continues the process of cultural growth.”
Students’ adventure through Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals produced many creative interpretations of: The Royal March of the Lion, The Aviary, The Aquarium, The Kangaroo, The Elephant and The Swan.
12 grand prize winners were selected by a panel of judges selected by the Rosemary Beach Foundation.
Middle School, Masterpiece Award (All Grades)
Captured in Metal: Photography on Brushed Aluminum
FEB 28 – MAR 30
OPENING SOIREE FEB 28 | 5 – 7
The Hidden Lantern Gallery announces the arrival of a new local photography talent: Kyleigh Reynolds. Captured in Metal: Photography on Brushed Aluminum introduces this emerging artist, her camera and distinct voice. Setting the Florida that is customarily encapsulated in watercolor paintings against the Florida that never comes to mind, the works read like vague recollections of a dream, both
familiar and not, real yet indefinable.
Below is an interview with curator and gallery director Lauren Carvalho on why you should take notice of this young talent:
How is this work different from the landscape photography that pervades the area?
There’s an intersection between the support material, the effects of the finished surface and Kyleigh’s imagery that is so right on.
Printing on brushed metal not only adds a new dimension, but it can also be transformative for the viewing experience. Because of the aluminum’s reflective, tactile surface, the image has the ability to change in various light. The viewer may be drawn to a new detail in the piece because it happens to be highlighted by a stray ray of light.
What makes the photographs so collectable?
The range of imagery presented in the collection from places Kyleigh has traveled is vast. As you collect, you follow the photographer on the expedition. She captures moments in time that the viewer has missed but gets the chance to experience through the photographs.
What is her photographic process?
Kyleigh works with various types of cameras, many of which will be included in the exhibition accompanying the images they produced. Kyleigh’s preferred tool is a 1960 Pentax camera, given to her by her grandparents, who bought the camera in Germany shortly before the birth of her mother. This was the camera that captured all her mother’s childhood firsts. Consequently, it carries significant sentimental value.
Kyleigh resisted the transition into the digital realm until a trip to Japan necessitated more streamlined travel. A suitcase full of 35 mm film is far from practical.
After a day of shooting Kyleigh sifts through her images and selects a chosen few to pursue further. Often they are images of a forgotten place or structure from which she’s been able to extract its hidden beauty. Then, with her oversight, the images are transferred to sheets of brushed aluminum.
What is the point-of-view of the show?
To introduce a new voice and a new way of looking at Florida photography to our audience. Presenting an image that has the ability to change. A photograph of something beautiful and natural on an industrial, man-made surface. Two worlds combining.
JAN 9: A Monet-inspired evening. A myriad of Monet masterpieces will surround you as you paint a natural landscape influenced by the Founder of Impressionism.
JAN 23: Silhouettes. Elegant + enigmatic, the silhouette has a storied history with roots as far back as Greek mythology. Silhouettes will be painted + interpreted on canvas, guided first by a projector, then by your imagination.
6: Still Life Painting. Objects will be grouped by a central theme with technical direction from Gallery Director + res
ident artist Lauren Carvalho.
FEB 20: Paper Quilling, a new workshop. A centuries-old technique, paper quilling is the coiling + shaping of narrow paper strips to create a design. From Renaissance nuns using the gilded, trimmed remnants from bookmaking to decorate religious objects, to 18th + 19th century English ladies decorating tea caddies + furniture with paper filigree, this possibilities for this delicate ornamentation are endless when mastered.
Workshops are on Wednesday evenings from
6:30pm – 8:30pm + are $35 per attendee. All art-making supplies provided. Please sign up by phone or e-mail, as space is limited!
Private lessons + workshop parties can also be arranged for both children + adults.