Jasper Community Arts will feature the work of Celestine oil painter Abby Laux from October 1 to November 19.
Laux’s art explores a human connection to nature.
“I am fascinated by our obvious reliance on the natural world juxtaposed with our desire to control, eliminate, and even avoid it. I feel there is a great need to reinvent a way to coexist with nature in our modern world and mend society’s alienation from it. Art can translate what has been lost from the modern zeitgeist: an understanding of the complexity, our integration with, and the awe of nature,” said Laux.
“Spending time immersed in nature informs my art. I traveled to many national parks as well as the
countrysides of England, France, Ireland, and Switzerland to hike, sketch, and photograph the
land,” Laux continued. “These experiences as well as painting in the landscapes around my rural Indiana home connect me to those places. The paintings are a record of my interactions and responses to these environments.”
Laux holds a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts Education from Indiana University and a masters’ degree in art from Northwestern State University.
“I want my landscapes to make visible my translations of nature and have that resonate with the viewer,” Laux stated.
Abby Laux’s solo exhibition will be on display from October 1st till November 19th, 2021. First
Thursday Reception will take place on Thursday, October 7th from 5:00-7:00pm.
A gallery talk by Laux will be held in the gallery next month on Thursday, November 4th from 5:00 –
7:00pm. Local food catered by The Millhouse.
The galleries at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center, located at 100 3rd Avenue, Suite A, Jasper, IN
47546, are open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday from
10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and Sunday from noon to 3:00 pm. School groups, clubs and students are
welcome. Admission is free. Donations appreciated.