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During the months of October – November the Smith Studio and Gallery, in Geneseo, is sponsoring an exhibition of the collage artwork of Anne McGehee Morris of Rock Island. Ms. McGehee began pursuing art professionally almost 30 years ago in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was not long before she moved to Illinois where she participates in numerous art fairs throughout the Midwest. Anne creates new artwork with her inventive skill utilizing paper, glass, photographs, organic materials and resin.
As a collage artist, Anne sees practically everything as a potential element in her work. She is inspired by a blade of prairie grass in the same way that a golden thread might inspire her as an element of design. Ms. Morris endeavors to bring nature’s colors, shapes and textures into symmetry and grace. She then adds vibrant, contemporary and metallic elements from the modern world to create artwork she describes as “Collage On Glass”. Her layering of objects, with glass and resin, diffracts the light and creates a fun “jeweled” effect. This creativity sparkles in appearance, while also contributing to the theme of Anne’s artwork.
Hours at the Smith Studio and Gallery are Tuesday through Saturday 10:00-5:00, Closed on Sunday and Monday.