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May 3-30 Back to the Garden -- in our lobby.
Reception on Fri. May 19, 6-9p

Art on the Lawn August 12, 2017 -- 10a-5p, Mills Lawn School, 200 S. Walnut St. in Yellow Springs
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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Meet Ann Bain

Ann Bain - Art History

I've always been involved in art, from when I could draw in the underside of my mother's dining room table! Majored in art, involved myself in everything from graphics, illustration, painting, puppetry, writing. But when I began exploring calligraphy in the early 80's, I found that I could combine the arts of painting, drawing, poetry, drama, color, composition, ideas and words under the encompassing category of "lettering arts". And I am still discovering and learning.

Words are important, and must be carefully used. Unwritten, they have no value, but when written down they become real; legible, exact and allowing remembrance, imagination and wonder. Otherwise, whether sung, whispered, shouted or even though, words are ephemeral, lost as soon as spoken.

In my work, I like to tune in to images, shapes, colors, or textures that amplify an author's meaning; engage the viewer's imagination in the process of understanding. In turning content into form, my intention for my art is to call attention, to clarify, to aspire, to inspire. Edith Wharton wrote:"There are two ways to spreading the light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."


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