July Exhibition // Four Morphologies: Burgess. Dushan. Flynn. Sagan.
July 1st, 2019 - July 31st, 2019
Beth Burgess has lived in and around Tulsa, Oklahoma for the past two decades. However, when she’s asked where she’s from she thinks of Saudi Arabia, Washington State, and California as those were the places he grew up as a child and most shaped her. Primarily self-taught, she first submitted her artwork for public viewing at the age of 30, and won an Honorable Mention at the Momentum group exhibit at the Living Arts. She has received two consecutive first price awards from the Dennis R Neill Equality Center. Her work has been discussed on Tulsa Public Radio in an interview with Kirstin Olds. She teaches private art lessons and volunteers as an art instructor at the Day Center for the Homeless.
Terry Dushan’s love of photography was born through her father’s lens, while my mother’s creativity with watercolor and oil taught me a deep appreciation of color and the critical skills of composition. Daughter and spouse of Air Force officers, she’s had the opportunity to live in numerous places both stateside and abroad, to witness firsthand a wide variety of cultures and to experience a wealth of sensory input—vision being the most powerful for her.
She began with a Pentax film camera, progressed to a Nikon, then to a digital Nikon and finally a professional level Nikon, the D810. Currently, Dushan is experimenting with creating digital art that is abstract and compelling and feels an ever more active participant in the process of creating fine art.
Tom Flynn has been doing found object metal art for the last 15 years. Tom spent several years studying to be a Catholic priest, and later spent many more years as a Benedictine monk. He currently lives in Rogers Arkansas where he works as a lighting and electrical designer. Flynn does his best to keep the integrity of the found objects he uses to create his sculptures so the work to looks like what it is made out of. A primary goal in creating his works is to make people smile and maybe look at the work and see that things are not always what they appear to be.
Denise Sagan has many wonderful memories of hiking and biking the woods and fields of her family’s forty acre farm in Wisconsin. She drew the leaves and trees and the butterflies she would catch at the stream that ran through their property. Nature is the inspiration for her artwork. Today that inspiration comes from the woods of Arkansas and the mountains of her favorite vacation spot, Colorado. Sagan studied art at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and received her degree from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and landed her first job as an illustrator and designer at Dayspring Cards (Hallmark) in Siloam Springs, AR.