“Charmingly Twisted” a new art exhibit featuring two distinguished regional artists will open on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at the Artists’ Cooperative Fine Art Gallery (ACG).
Works by Jean Welborn of Blair and Cindy Rae Mathiasen of Council Bluffs will be shown and available for purchase at the gallery, 405 S. 11th Street in Omaha’s historic Old Market. Admission is free. An opening reception is scheduled from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, September 6. This twist on color and subject will run through September with hours at the gallery from noon to 6:00 pm on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, the hours are 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Welborn’s focus in “Charmingly Twisted” will be to pay tribute to famous women through her bright, imaginative style. Mathiasen’s part of the show, will feature a variety of large colorful abstract paintings. Below is more on the two distinguished artists.
Jean Welborn’s acrylic paintings contain whimsical, stylized and surreal elements with elongated figures as a recurring theme. In addition to being a selected member of the ACG, she is a member of the Association of Nebraska Art Clubs from which she received its 2018 Award of Excellence. She is also a member of Brick Road Artists of Blair and The Garden Gallery of Elkhorn.
Cindy Rae Mathiasen explores the relationship between self and nature with a focus on connection. Her paintings lean toward the abstract with each piece creating its own voice, often highlighted with gold leaf. In addition to being a selected member of the ACG, she is a member of Omaha Area Artists Inc., “Studio Serendipity” (at Hot Shops Art Center in Omaha), Grove Gallery in Nebraska City, and the gallery at Ginger’s Hang Up in Omaha.
To learn more about the artists and view some of their art, go to jeanwelborn.com and cindyraeart.com. Also to learn more about the ACG, visit artistscoopomaha.com or Facebook and Instagram.