We are happy to have return to Morso local artist Nikki Brook.
from Nikki Brook
I studied Fine Art at San Jose State University and spent the last 6 years teaching at a private elementary school. Two years ago we opened MOOD, a furnishings boutique and art gallery. The concept behind MOOD is to inspire artful living. MOOD is an unusual blend of a home furnishings boutique, art gallery and art studio. We curate the store to create a cohesive visual environment to view art and fine furnishings. I teach private art lessons and group art classes for adults at our location.
Our aim at MOOD is to keep the creative spirit in our community perpetually in motion. Each time I work in the studio I discover something valuable about myself and life. I'm reminded of my weaknesses and strengths and find value in them both. Creating is the only action that allows me to transcend the limitations of being human. For me, painting is a way to communicate something that I cannot articulate with words. My paintings are more about feeling than thought. They are a medium through which the viewer can discover something personal and unique to them.
Peninsula Art League Members Fall Show
October 10 - November 12, 2017
Meet the Artists Reception
Saturday October 14, 2017 2-5pm
We are excited to be hosting Peninsula Art League’s Fall Members Show at Morso from October 10 to November 12, 2017 . There will be a Meet the Artists’ Reception on Saturday October 14, 2017 from 2-5pm. The Peninsula Art League (PAL) describes themselves as “a group of painters, potters, sculptors, photographers, writers, jewelry designers, calligraphers, glass and fiber artists and just-plain-art-lovers committed to celebrating the creative spirit of our wide-ranging community.”
This year’s Fall Show judge is Cecilia Blomberg. According to Cecilia, “I grew up in Sundsvall in northern Sweden and moved to Stockholm in 1970 where I attended the National College of Art, Craft and Design (Konstfack) and received my MFA in 1976. Though I specialize in tapestry, I have also worked as a muralist and a graphics illustrator.
Since 1977 I have worked in the United States, producing tapestries for public and private collections, and commissioned works for hospitals, banks and for the headquarters of the Bonneville Power Administration in Portland, Oregon. I was commissioned by the Washington State Arts Commission (WSAC) to create major pieces for the new Washington State University campus in Vancouver, and for Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen, Washington. In 2010 I finished a commissioned piece for WSAC for Moxee Elementary School near Yakima, Washington, and in 2012 installed a tapestry, also commissioned by WSAC, for McMicken Heights Elementary School in SeaTac, Washington. I recently completed a series of saints for the U. S. Air Force Catholic Chapel in Colorado Springs and am currently working on another commission for WSAC and the Richland School District.
My tapestries have appeared in numerous national and international exhibitions and my work is represented in Contemporary Textile Art - Scandinavia, The State of the Arts, The State of the Crafts, Fiberarts Design Book I, IV, V and VI, World Tapestry Today, Textiles: the Art of Mankind, and a number of magazines. I spent two years in Scotland, working on a project recreating the Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries.
I live with my husband in Gig Harbor.”
Peninsula Art League is a non-profit organization of artists and art-lovers from throughout the greater Gig Harbor area.