Story last updated at 11/28/2012 - 3:16 pm
The Juneau-Douglas City Museum presents Line by Elizabeth Knecht. Line opens on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. and is available to view from Friday, Dec. 7 to Saturday, Dec. 29.
Knecht, a mixed-media artist has lived in Juneau since 1974. Born and raised in Iowa, she studied graphic design in San Francisco before coming to Juneau. Knecht was a professional graphic designer for 30 years before she turned her interests to art education and the development of her own art.
Knecht has developed various techniques and mediums over the years. The use of different materials together, like ceramic and felted wool, is an essential aspect of her art.
"I use many of the same objects in different ways," she said. "I approached my old 4-H skills of sewing and turned my attraction of embroidery thread into a well-developed and unique art form."
For the exhibition at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Knecht has chosen to focus on the concept of line.
"I use the seven art elements when working with students in the schools. Line is always on the top of the list (my list, anyway)," she said. "Many of my art lessons are focused on that one element and even when it is not the top focus, line is inevitably mentioned."
Knecht has decided to take this opportunity to celebrate the elements of line with the hope that, "people will pay particular attention to the concept of line while viewing the exhibition, and simply enjoy this number one art element."
Refreshments for First Friday will be provided by Knecht and by the Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum.
For more information regarding this free public event, or other Museum exhibits and programs visit www.juneau.org/parkrec/museumor call 586-3572.
The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is located at 114 West 4th St. on the corner of 4th and Main Streets. Winter Hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free December admission thanks to Michelle and Robert Storer.