Colleen and Marvin Schenck will show new Jewelry, block prints, collage works, and paintings in an open studio event celebrating American Craft Week at their Barn Studio at 3400 Clark Rd., just off Hwy.128, five minutes west of Philo.
Colleen Schenck primarily creates jewelry and small metal sculptures. The use of precious with non-precious metals reflects her love of metals, their colors and the seductive nature of their surfaces. Certain types of images have become a part of her personal visual language. Architectural forms frame animal shapes, archetypal motifs, and stylized leaves. The symbolic quality of hearts, hands and crosses gives her work a ritualistic appeal as well as a sense of ancestral memory. Such archetypal forms have also been the basis of a recent rich series of collages.
Marvin Schenck is a colorist whose work spans printmaking, painting and collage. His work is based in a love of landscape that spans Post Impressionism to visionary dream imagery. The visionary work usually suggests a story that the viewer has to expand on. Recently, he has been working on a collage series that portray family heritage stories.
Both artists will be available to talk about their work as they demonstrate their techniques.