Amplify Arts’ new Patron Membership connects audiences to artists by making space to build and cultivate meaningful and lasting personal relationships. Patron Members receive invitations to monthly events - opportunities to meet innovative local artists of all disciplines and attend exclusive readings, performances, artist talks, tours, studio crawls, and behind-the-scenes experiences.
The inaugural Patron Membership event will take place at Haney Studio where painter and photographer Judy Haney and printmaker Amy Haney will share their individual approaches to artmaking. Judy will showcase her cold wax paintings and talk about her sensitivity to the formal aspects of texture and color and how they coalesce in her work to build content. Amy will discuss the ideas and concepts that drive her work and her relationship to printmaking, while she demonstrates one of many printmaking processes she uses to create visual imagery that is equal parts funny, melancholy, and technically stunning. Guests will be able to spend time with their work and gain personal insight into why these two artists do what they do.
This event is free and open to the public. A Patron Membership is not required to attend but space is limited to 40 attendees. Please RSVP here.
Amplify Arts staff will share a quick presentation on the benefits of our Patron Membership. Computers will be available for Membership purchases, and there will be take-home materials with more information about what members can expect throughout the rest of 2019.
Drinks and light refreshments will be served. Haney Studio is located in the New North Downtown Makerhood. Parking is available in the lot on the south side of the building.
About Amy: Amy Haney was born in Omaha, Nebraska and discovered printmaking at Central High School. She then studied it at the Ringling College of Art and Design (BFA 1998) and the San Francisco Art Institute (MFA 2002). She received an Art History degree from Prescott College in 2015 specifically focused on the history of printmaking. Amy has taught studio classes in the Omaha metropolitan area and is currently an instructor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Amy frequently exhibits locally and nationally, has been published in the SGCI newsletter and her work is included in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art permanent collection.
She enjoys the technical aspects and meditative repetitiveness found in printmaking. She likes to work on projects that are challenging in some form, such as multiple matrices or combining techniques. A printmaker at heart, Amy finds watercolor equally stimulating. Her subject matter is based on observing and studying aspects of nature then imposing her visual filter, humor, or aesthetic interpretation.
About Judy: Judy Haney was first introduced to cold wax medium, a mixture of chemically unaltered wax--usually beeswax--in an organic solvent with or without resins or oils, by local artist, Diane Lounsberry-Williams and has worked with Rebecca Crowell, one of the authors of Cold Wax Medium, Techniques, Concepts, and Conversations.
Judy is drawn to abstraction in her painting and photo-based work because of its flexibility and potential for open-ended interpretation. Incorporating layering techniques into her photography and cold wax painting processes becomes a metaphor for the lived experience of transformation: we add and take away, cover over and change, all the while trying to make sense of our lives; the surface layers, as well as what's underneath, are always important to what we become.