‘Beeing Hear: The Nature of Sound’ @ Kaviar Forge & Gallery

Jan. 29-Feb. 27

Kaviar Forge & Gallery
1718 Frankfort Ave.

What an artist will do for the love of her art …

Diana Brockway Klem creates encaustic paintings. Encaustic uses wax, traditionally beeswax, as its pigment binder. Klem decided to literally go to the source and become a beekeeper, working at the Clifton Community Center Garden’s beehives. All that bee buzzing gave Klem the idea to create visual “sounds.” Another inspiration came from the book “Be Here Now” by Ram Dass, which advocates being acutely aware and “in the moment,” especially during the creative process. The results are a series of nonrepresentational, highly textured and colorful encaustic paintings. Sound becomes a moment of visual beauty in the hands of Klem.

The artist’s reception will be during the Jan. 29 F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop from 6-9 p.m. —Jo Anne Triplett

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