The Art of Shannon Bacon, Iron and Gold: Pathways to Oneself

Opening Night is February 2, 2018 from 6–10pm at Obelisk Home

Show runs through end of February

“Iron and Gold: Pathways To Oneself, is a rich, complex reflection on what it means to be a strong, yet vulnerable person in today’s often gritty yet fabulously amazing world. Hence the creation of “Iron and Gold”, two very contrasting elements.

Bacon uses iron as a metaphor for strength, and gold as a metaphor for vulnerability. Iron is a brittle, hard substance that is a crucial building block of steel that nourishes plants and helps carry oxygen in our blood—iron is always busy helping sustain life on earth. Gold is a soft metal with the highest malleability and ductility of any element; bright and typically slightly reddish yellow. It is fragile yet resilient in its own right.

Bacon’s paintings take an emotional, intricate and deep look at what it takes to live in the present, to be brave enough to listen to one’s sixth sense and to fully live free—even when tough decisions have to be made. “To ask for what we need and want out of life doesn’t mean we have to be hard, bossy or insensitive. We can do it by using the unique emotional intelligence chip we were all born with. We can be brave and listen to what that little voice inside of us says, and do what we think is good and right in order to live out our full potential as a human. We can be strong (iron) yet vulnerable and soft, (gold),” says Bacon. “It means doing you, loving you and being you, no matter the cost as long as you can love big along the way.””

—Shannon Bacon

Passion for Life: The Art of Susie Sharpe

Opening Night is March 2, 2018 from 6–10pm at Obelisk Home

Show runs through end of March

“As a physician, I witness a lot of pain and suffering. It’s easy to get discouraged by negativity in the world. In the midst of darkness, my work is about seeking beauty, truth, and sharing love of life. My colors are bright and intense. My subject matters are simple yet deeply personal. I would like to invite the viewers to share my passion for life and music. I hope to make connections through our spiritual journey.

—Susie Sharpe

My Friends the Trees: The Art of Jane Troup

Opening Night is April 6, 2018 from 6–10pm at Obelisk Home

Show runs through end of April

“I live in the country, surrounded by nature, something more rare now. There are moments during walks through the fields and woods where I feel connected to all things. I strive to put that idea into my work.

I might describe this show as My Friends the Trees but this is not unique, I always paint trees.

How I might describe my work: a bit of Dr. Seuss done by an Amish gal—structured, precise, thoughtfully articulated but radical, like nature.”

—Jane Troup