Sun, Aug 27|
San Juan Islands Museum of Art
Artist Talk Series - Jean Behnke and Joe Cooper: Exploring Materiality
The 2023 Artist Talk Series is presented as part of Alchemy’s Artists in Community Program in collaboration with the San Juan Islands Museum of Art.
Time & Location
Aug 27, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
San Juan Islands Museum of Art, 540 Spring St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, USA
About the Event
The 2023 Artist Talk Series is presented as part of Alchemy’s Artists in Community Program in collaboration with the San Juan Islands Museum of Art. Join us for this free event in person in the upstairs room at the SJIMA, or via zoom.
Jean Behnke is a printmaker and sculptor working with wood and cast bronze. She has lived for 35 years on Lopez Island and is represented by Smith & Vallee Gallery in Edison and Gail Severn Gallery in Ketchum, Idaho.
“My approach to making art is inventive and the start of this process is motivated by my innate bearings. I am often drawn in by inherent qualities of the materials and gathered objects, and by simple impulses to combine things.”
Joe Cooper is a mixed media sculptor who has been living and working on San Juan Island for over 30 years. Joe’s work can be seen in Friday Harbor at Paula West Pottery, the home studio he shares with his wife Paula.
“My intention is to create a tactile and visual record of process. I work with oil paint, encaustic, canvas, paper, various metals, wire and wood to arrange responses to natural and man-made architectures. I seek to find a balance between organized pattern and random marks. I am fascinated by the intrinsic properties of various materials, which I explore through contrast and juxtaposition.”
If you can't make it in person, please join us via Zoom!
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Meeting ID: 831 7133 9245