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Connect With Nature At Elm Street Studio’s New Exhibition


by Jessica Cross 10 Aug 2020 6:00 AM

Every day on Art&Seek, we’re talking to people who have tips on art in the time of social distancing. Share yours with us on Facebook, Instagram or @artandseek on Twitter. Click above to hear from Shelly Hye, owner of Elm Street Studio in Keller, share her tip with KERA’s Nilufer Arsala.

Elm Street Studio in Keller will show the works of artist Kyoko Bass from August 12 to September 12. The exhibition is titled, “Patterns In Nature” and explores the delicate designs found in nature.

These works are layered and inspired by the process and aesthetics of traditional Japanese art such as Kirie (papercut art), Ukiyo-e (woodblock prints), and Sumi-e (ink wash painting).

Patterns In Nature is on view through Sept. 12, both online and in-person.

This layering technique creates depth to the works and transports the viewers into calming scenes. The cutting process can take from mere minutes to months to complete. A portion of art sale proceeds from the exhibit will benefit the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge.

“Cheerful Songs” by Kyoko Bass. Image courtesy of Elm Street Gallery.

These works can be viewed in the Elm Street Studio Gallery which is open by appointment. To make an appointment, call or text 214-478-8372 or email. Masks and social distancing are required in the space as well. Or people can visit the Elm Street Studio website to view the entire exhibition online.

Elm Street Studio is currently doing a series on Facebook called What I Look At Every Day, displaying and discussing local artists’ paintings that Hye owns.

“All of this time surrounded by the same walls have encouraged me to reflect on what I have chosen to surround myself with, the people are a given, of course, but the objects are a choice,” says Shelly Hye. “So over the next few weeks or months, I would love to share with you some of the objects I have had the pleasure of staring at. They give me peace, memories of moments past, inspiration, laughs and so much more.”

More information on this and upcoming exhibitions can be found on the Elm Street Studio’s website or on its Facebook or Instagram.

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