Most masks are made to conceal; these ones are not.In an exhibit titled “Masks Revealing the Artist,” the numerous masks on display reveal something of its maker. Created by local women as part of the Palouse Women Artists group, the exhibit opens Saturday at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown.
The idea for the exhibit came about after Shannon Goose, Pacific Northwest-based artist, poet and explorer of spiritual psychology, taught a mask-making class to the group, according to a news release from Artisans at the Dahmen Barn. The masks were fashioned from a variety of mediums, including metal, paper mache, found objects and ceramic. Mask-themed two-dimensional art will also be exhibited.
Participating artists include Sue Benier, Jane Estocin-Klaiber, Jeanne Wood, Katherine Clancy, Shannon Goose, Martha McIver, Mary Jo Hamilton, Danica Wixom, Joan McDougall, Melanie Siebe, Valerie Boydo, Gerri Sayler, Susan Baily Weaver, Carolyn Guy and Jennifer Rod.
— Michelle Schmidt
IF YOU GO:
WHAT: “Masks Revealing the Artist”
WHEN: Opening reception 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday; show runs through April 30 and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays
WHERE: Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, Uniontown