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Artist Reception: A Fold In Time by Jayne Dion
October 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
This event is free and open to the public.
Join us for an opening reception with artist Jayne Dion.
Come enjoy the exhibtion and meet the artist!
About the work
I am an artist because I inherently have a story to tell. My story is based on life experiences, heartache, dream interpretation, the observance of strangers – their triumphs and struggles. In lieu of words or song I choose pencil, paper, oils, clay or metal as my voice for narration. I perceive my work as reality-bending, sensual in style, a fold in time and a genre unto its own, created as a tie that binds us in a celebration of the resilience of the human spirit.
About the artist
New York based artist Jayne Dion, began her career 30 years ago as a muralist for prominent Newport coast homes in California. This exposure led her to become the resident artist, lead set designer and prop stylist for Anton Segerstrom at South Coast Plaza West. A luxury shopping center located in the heart of Southern California. Her desire for more inspiration took her outside California’s plethora of museums and theaters to New York City then to Long Island, rich in culture and deep history. After many years of vacationing along the Great South Bay Jayne now calls the Village of Patchogue her home.
Primarily a self-taught artist, Jayne went back to college at age 45 to study and improve the lights and shadows in her work. She earned a certificate in illustration and animation with the vision of bringing her drawings and pain in to life. Jayne’s art is inspired by her love of vintage photography, life experiences, dream interpretations and her perpetual observance of strangers. Although she is trained in multi-media’s of ink, oil, clay and metal, which she used in all her body of work. Jayne’s preferred medium is the one she first learned – graphite. Wood pencils elevated into the form of mechanical pencils and graphite powder applied by brush.
Jayne’s passion for creating art began long before her career as a muralist, when one of her pencil drawings was published in 1981, at age 14, for a book of student poetry. Since then she has been published 3 additional times: The Wall Literary Journal, volume XII, 2012. volume XIII, 2013. and volume XIV, 2014 as well as a feature in the December 2011 issue of O.C. Magazine, “A Day in the Life Of” for her work as a set designer and in the December 2018 issue of S.D. Voyager, “Art and Life with Jayne Dion.”