PUBLISHED: 5:27 PM on Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Juneau Arts & Humanities Gallery exhibit features trio of local artists for August
Juneau Arts and Humanities Gallery's will feature the work of local artists Jane Lindsey, Fumi Matsumoto and Jane Terry during the month of August 2007. This exhibit will show a series of work inspired by the theme, "Lost and Found: A Series of Collections."

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council and the artists invite the public to an opening reception from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at the Juneau Arts and Humanities Gallery located at 206 North Franklin Street.

  Featured in the August exhibit at Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Gallery are Fumi Matsumoto...
Featuring sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, found objects, weaving, beading, and painting, the artists will explore the unlikely pairing of objects that are easy to collect, but hard to part with. The artist's exhibit theme states, "We are all collectors and often inherit heirlooms or find treasures in unexpected places, these objects and collections become part of our heritage and often define where we have come from, and who we have become."

Jane Lindsey, who holds a Master in Fine Art in painting and drawing from the Art Institute of Chicago, will show painting on paper made with oil pastels, graphite, and colored pencils. She has paired rocks, shells, driftwood and bits of glass with cropped figures from Greek and Roman statuary. "I wanted to try and make a series of work that reflected my long walks on the beach, a place where I go to think about basically everything. After these walks it is not uncommon to have a rock, shell, or piece of driftwood in my pocket. I paired these objects with my fascination with Greek and Roman statuary, sculptural figures that to me represent all facets of our human nature," Lindsey said.

  Jane Terry...
Fumi Matsumoto graduated from the University of California in Berkeley with a degree in art and has taught ceramics, drawing, printmaking and photography in Berkeley, Fairbanks and Juneau. Her mixed media sculptures are created from a variety of found objects including old photographs, paper, clay, wood, wire, crab shells, antique buttons, bamboo and grapevines.

"Sorting through boxes in the attic and garage in my parent's home in Berkeley was like going through an archeological dig. I unearthed lost objects from my childhood and found bits and pieces of my past and family history. The old photographs impressed upon me the importance of my Japanese American heritage. This was a major influence and inspiration behind many of the pieces in this show. I merged the collection of found objects with various materials from both California and my Southeast Alaskan environment to form the sculptures that express a merger of my past and present," Matsumoto said.

  and Jane Lindsey.
Jane Terry, also a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in Design, will display thrown and hand-built ceramic plates and arrange on them, found and made objects that comment on subsistence sustenance, and nourishment in her Southeast Alaskan environment. The old beauty and traditions are not lost in Southeast Alaska. Terry will bring what she is in the process of discovering to the visual table via a series of stoneware plates to be exhibited on the wall.

These plates and their settings will be embellished by natural materials native to the rainforest.

For more information on gallery hours or the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, call 586-2787. "Lost and Found: A Series of Collections" will run through-Aug. 31.