Watercolor and fused glass are in full spectrum at the Sunriver Library during July and August. The two artists, Liz Haberman and Jane Morrow, have spent most of their lives working outside of the art world, but have activated their creative side with remarkable success. An opening reception for the artists will be July 11, 2-4pm at the library, and features short talks by both artists.
Haberman’s watercolors are delightful, colorful, and sometimes whimsical chapters in a story interpreted by the viewer. An abandoned bridal veil, a flying truck, or a serpent exploring terra cotta pottery are examples of her intriguing subject matter.
Haberman worked as a recreation therapist and later, as an interior designer in West Los Angeles before coming to Oregon and settling at Crosswater with her husband Paul. She was also a potter and took classes in jewelry making at UCLA. More recently she has studied watercolor painting with Helen Brown, Judy Morris and Myrna Wacknov. Her work has been juried into the Roberts Field art shows and the Watercolor Society of Oregon’s bi-yearly exhibits. She is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon.
Morrow’s fused glass designs are reminiscent of quilting patterns, with geometric shapes and pleasing color combinations.
Morrow is a professor of nursing at Central Oregon Community College and, until recently, never ventured into the arts. Attracted by the beauty of fused glass, she took her initial steps into glass fusing by taking classes offered through COCC Community Education taught by Kate MacLeod. Living in Bend and influenced by the ever-growing quilting culture, she also began dabbling in fabric art. Jane found a way to combine the two passions by fusing glass into traditional quilt block designs. Her fused glass is also displayed at BJ’s Quilt Basket in Bend.
The show runs thru August 29.