May 2012 Marc Johnson-Pencook
For this art show I have put together a cross section of my black and white artwork from the past five years along with some older pieces that represent my personal landmark work.My drawings can be organised into "series" and "sequential" art.A lot of my single composition belong to a running series;(skeletons,bugs,musician portraits).The book illustrations fulfill my challenge of creating sequential art.
I have always loved comic art and film making as storytelling devices. Illustrating a book creates a decision making process of pacing the pictures in a strategic way so that they work in conjunction with the words and decorate the readers' mind with images. So for this month of May I share my imagination with you.
- Marc Johnson-Pencook
Every March for the past 15 years or so, we have had a member show which guarantee's at least one submission in this Member Only show for Hennepin Artists of Robbin Gallery. We now have approximately 80 members, and the list is growing.
The image above represents one new member, Rick Mittelstadt, who is a member and had submitted for Extremely Minnesota last Fall. His art represents a lifelong commitment to the arts as a board member throughout several arts organizations, and is a retired school teacher. As a matter of fact, we had 6 new members sign up to become new members and are all showing in March Madness. Please attend the Gallery during daytime hours 11 AM - 4 PM, Tuesday through Saturday, and Thurs Eve from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM.
If you are an Active Member of the Gallery please sign up for a Gallery Staffing volunteerism, by checking the website under member resources/calendar. Your name will be added promptly.
- Best In Show - Bill Beaupre - Watercolor
- Award of Excellence - Christine Halvorson - Watercolor
- Award of Excellence - Zellayne Sandbo - Stained Glass
- Special Merit - Vanessa Merry - Acrylic
- Honorable Mentions - Richard Mittelstadt - Acrylic,
- Honorable Mention - Carl Johnson - Sculpture 2 D,
- Honorable Mention - Suzi McArdle, Pastel
- Honorable Mention - Josh DeSmit, Monotype/Mixed Media"
Thanks to all who helped made this show happen ! The Fabulous "Five" Volunteers in March, your time and talents make a real difference for Robbin Gallery