Bones & Branches art exhibition has commenced

TAKING A GANDER (Ryan Griego)

Ryan Griego

The Search for Form: Bones & Branches art exhibition is now in full swing and features two women artists working in different mediums. Both artists are exploring the similarities of the shapes found inside the human body and those found in nature. Jamie Sweetman’s drawings and paintings complement the three-dimensional work of Laurie Hassold. The gallery will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Thursday evenings from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, September 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.

Jamie Sweetman’s art is influenced by her studies in human dissection. “When you look inside the human body you soon find a similarity between the shapes inside the body and those in nature”, says Sweetman. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree at California State University Long Beach and is currently teaching Drawing and Life drawing at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

“My core interest in making art lies in blurring the boundaries between art, science, literature and psychology,” says Laurie Hassold.

The Saddleback College Art Gallery is one of South Orange County’s primary outlets for creative expression in traditional and conceptual art. Exhibitions feature works by local, regional and nationally known artists and are presented from September to July.

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