Now showing in the Gathering Space Gallery:
Local artists "Capturing the Imagination"
The Derby Public Library and Derby Arts Council invite the public to enjoy the latest art installation in the Gathering Space Gallery, a collaboration of two Derby artists offering their visions of nature. Skip Kreibach and Steve Marler have combined their skills and talents to bring the community an imaginative show through Aug. 19.
Skip Kreibach, whose background includes serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and teaching computer science classes, became interested in art in 2003, and has since mastered various mediums. He works in oils, acrylics, graphite, watercolor, and also conte crayons, seeking to capture realism and details. Still life and wildlife are his favorite subjects.
Steve Marler grew up spending his spare hours exploring the creeks, caves and woods of the Ozarks. Hunting and fishing honed his ability to observe and be patient in nature, and when he switched to a camera to capture wildlife, it became a passion. This passion is easily observed in his ability to bring us incredible close-ups of birds and other animals.
As a challenge, Skip and Steve have created five works each that are hung on the brick wall of the Gathering Space Gallery. Steve chose a photograph that Skip then used as inspiration to produce a unique work in a different medium, bringing the viewer a double vision opportunity through the artists’ eyes.
While it is not possible to offer a public reception to meet the artists, the Derby Arts Council encourages visitors to the library to take time to view these pieces and leave comments in the visitor log. For those wishing to enjoy from home, follow along via Derby Arts Council at Derby Public Library on Facebook.
Any questions regarding the exhibit can be directed to Tami English at 316-788-0760. Follow the Derby Arts Council on Facebook, where you can learn more about the works in this exhibit and others at the library.
|Big Guy on Campus by Skip Kreibach|| ||Playing by the Rules by Steve Marler|