Artists share in­sights into gallery dis­play

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The four J’s earned straight A’s at Satur­day’s cof­fee­house evening for the Young Pro­fes­sion­als ex­hi­bi­tion cur­rently dis­played at the Art Gallery of Swift Cur­rent.

The J’s, artists Jill Arm­strong and Jil­lian Cyca, plus mu­si­cians Ju­lia Fritzke and Jackie Clifton, high­lighted an all lo­cal evening of mu­sic and art while show­cas­ing the amaz­ing tal­ent which ex­ists right in Swift Cur­rent.

The artists con­ducted a Walk and Talk Tour of their con­trast­ing art works.

Arm­strong’s dis­play delves into the artists per­spec­tive of fab­ric pat­terns on couches.

While par­tially tongue in cheek, there is also emo­tion por­trayed in the works be­cause they help con­nect to mem­o­ries.

“This is funny. Please laugh, be­cause it should be this mo­ment be­tween you and the paint­ing, the au­di­ence and the paint­ing kind of try­ing to find its mem­ory.”

Cyca’s pieces were pro­duced through a screen print­ing process and are show­cased on pa­per she made her­self. Much of the im­agery in the work was ad­mit­tedly in­flu­enced by a trip to Ja­pan.

“I want to start right at the beginning. I want to make an art work from scratch. That’s what I like do­ing. I get a lot of sat­is­fac­tion out of mak­ing things my­self, go­ing though th­ese pro­cesses that are hard and they are re­ally time con­sum­ing.”

Both Fritzke and Clifton per­formed a se­ries of cap­ti­vat­ing self-writ­ten songs to open and close the evening.

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