The Art Of Water
November 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friends of Lake Monroe celebrates 5th Anniversary with November gallery exhibit, the Art of Water
Opening 5PM Friday, November 5th at the Brick Room Gallery, 107 N College Ave
November marks the 5th anniversary of Friends of Lake Monroe, a not-for-profit dedicated to the long-term sustainability of Lake Monroe. To celebrate, the organization teamed up with three area artists to create the Art of Water, a water-themed show featuring oil paintings by Dawn Adams and photography from Jeff Danielson and Kriste Lindberg. The Art of Water opens Friday, November 5th at the Brick Room Gallery, 107 N College Ave and will be open from 5 to 8 PM each Friday during the month of November (the 12th, 19th, and 26th).
Dawn Adams received a BA from DePauw University, and an MFA in painting from IU, Bloomington. Collaborating with her husband, Dale, in fused glass they developed a unique body of work. In their 30 years as professional artists, they created pieces that hang internationally, across the U.S., and in public venues including 7 hospitals. Dawn returned to painting exclusively in 2010 and chose the subject of water for its versatility and soothing imagery. Her work can be seen at DawnAdamsPaintings.com.
Jeff Danielson has pursued nature photography full time since selling his business of 25 years, the Runcible Spoon. His work has sold nationally but his focus is on making people aware of what our local area has to offer. As he says, “We don’t have a Grand Canyon, but we do have moments that rival anything anywhere”. Jeff (and often) his kayak, Stumpy, are out getting nature photos all week, every week of the year. The best place to get an overview of his work is ‘Jeff Danielson’s browncountyphoto’ page on Facebook.
Kriste Lindberg developed an interest in photography while creating educational materials for the conservation of natural resources. She has been employed by the City of Bloomington since 1999, when she helped to develop Leonard Springs Nature Park, and is currently a stormwater education specialist. She enjoys photographing water – in all its forms – and the wildlife it sustains.
Friends of Lake Monroe (FLM), a 501c3 was created in 2016 to support water quality and sustainable recreation. Its mission is to protect and enhance Lake Monroe and its watershed through science, advocacy, and public involvement: working collaboratively with citizens, government, and business to improve and support lake water quality. More information can be found at FriendsOfLakeMonroe.org.