“Povse – Schwenk – Westmoreland”
November 9 – December 30
The Wayne County Arts Alliance Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition featuring the WCAA artists Matt Povse, Jasmine Schwenk and Bill Westmoreland in the newly renovated Gallery with an artist’s reception on Friday, November 9th, 2023, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and is on view through December 30, 2023
Bill Westmoreland’s career as a photographer and filmmaker has been focused mainly on the music, entertainment, and the beauty industry. He has directed music video and short films shown in film festivals in Turin, Italy, Toronto, Chicago and Los Angeles, and has photographed many musicians for CD covers and Broadway performances. Bill is the Visual Director of brutjournal magazine.
Bill has also had a lifelong interest in painting and architecture. He creates abstract landscape paintings and his current series of “Drive-by” photographs melds his paintings and photographs based on a horizon line theme.
Bill received his BFA in Painting and Drawing from SFASU (1974). He received certification from the NYU Summer Film Intensive (1985) and received his MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Arts (1997).
Jasmine moved in 2021 from the lower Rhine in Germany to Honesdale, PA. Born to a sewing, knitting, crocheting, and embroidering mother and a woodworking father. Jasmine has traveled to islands of wool, fabric, glass, wood, and clay creating magic little worlds to make safe places for herself and others.
Jasmine finds her inner peace in creating stories through art. The themes vary from fairytales to politics. Some of her quilts have traveled the world in exhibitions. She finds joy in the shining eyes of her customers and students and the purring of her cats to the sounds of needles and wheels.
Form, surface, and line are considerations in Matt’s work. Throwing the bowl with a strong, curved line, and activating the surface with lines “drawn” into the clay are his concerns. Among the many references that are important and inform him include nature and the work of many architects, painters, potters, and sculptors from the past.