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2 Artists, Glass & Wildlife in Lafayette

New art exhibit “Adventures in Wildlife and Glass” featuring two local artists from Lafayette, opens in June.

Credit: Janice Peacock.
Credit: Janice Peacock.
The City of Lafayette Public Art Committee invites the public to attend a welcome reception for its newest art exhibit “Adventures in Wildlife and Glass” featuring two local artists from Lafayette.

The reception will be at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Library Gallery, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 9.

The exhibit runs from June 9 until August 11. The library gallery is open every Monday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and during public events in the Community Hall.

Information on the Artists

Dwight Yassany Lafayette artist: 

Yassany creates large, pen and ink wildlife drawings.

"I grew up in the Sierra Nevada foothills of the northern Sierra Nevada range," he said. "Living in that rich wild land gave me an intense appreciation for the vivid details of nature where I spent most of my available time out of doors."

"In this current series of pen and ink drawings," he added, "I have blended in scriptural references that became an integral part of and unique to each drawing. These present unique biblical themes that the viewer can determine and consider."

Yassany’s website: http://www.lookingup.me.uk/dwight_yassany/index.html

Janice Peacock Lafayette artist

Peacock creates in the medium of glass, including sand cast glass and large, blown glass masks.

"Much of my recent work is focused on the creation of items that look ancient: African masks used in traditional ceremonies, tiny vessels unearthed from the sea, and treasures gathered by explorers from centuries ago," she said.

"Growing up in Southern California, with its miles of tract housing and mega‐malls, I longed for history, some sense of the past that had been obliterated. My sculptures attempt to connect, or reconnect, viewers with historical objects and artifacts."

Peacock’s website: http://janicepeacock.com

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