by Phil Marcus Esser
A Definitive Exhibition of the Art of Lynne Jordan
On November 6th, 2004, the Boulder City Arts Council will present, "Extraordinary Jordan," a retrospective presenting selected art works created by Nevada's Lynne Jordan. From collections throughout Southern Nevada, as well as newly created for this occasion, the exhibit will attempt to define the life work of an extraordinarily gifted artist.
Lynne Jordan works in oils and pastels. Her vivid scenes of Indian, desert, pioneer, wild animal, and cowboy life reveal the mood, timber, and tone of the life force within and behind the eye of the artist. She has also mastered a technique in wood burning on dimensional driftwood that achieves results in pieces of pyrographic sculpture achieving the same riveting intensity and effect as her paintings.
In Lynne Jordan's pyrographic sculpture, the wood burnings are done on naturally formed, untreated driftwood found on fresh water lakes or high mountain forested areas where wind, snow, and freezing temperatures have bleached, smoothed and sculpted the wood. There are no paints or dyes used other that an occasional touch of white charcoal. Different types of wood will burn in different colors. A greater variety of color is achieved by varying the depth of burning.
Lynne was born in Durango, Colorado where her father was with the National Park System. They lived in Mesa Verde National Park. Periodically, he was transferred to other national parks. Her youthful wonderings through the ruins of Mesa Verde, the quiet rain forests of Olympic National Park, Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, and then to the Southwest Region in Sante Fe, New Mexico provided many rare experiences and viewing privileges.
Artist's Statement: "I was born and reared in western National Parks where behind the front lines of tourist gatherings lays a world of wild and secluded life. There, in the hidden glens, you can sit still for hours watching as the private life of wild nature unfolds."
This exhibition is the Boulder City Arts Council principal fund raising initiative for the year. It will be held on Saturday November 6th, 2004 at the Boulder City Community College of Southern Nevada, on the Corner of Wyoming and Utah. This one-time-only exhibition will open the doors at 4:00 P.M. and close at 8:00 P.M. There will be a welcoming address at 7:00 pm. A selection of wine and cheese will be provided by Milo's Best Cellars. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be served. Admission to the show is $15.00. Visit Lynne's new web site soon at www.LynneJordanartist.com
For any other information call Phil Marcus Esser, 293-9984.