Buena Vista artist Jennie Noreen is showcasing a study of wilderness species
in a collection of
silkscreen prints on display at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center
through March 31.
“These animals represent a community of individuals all striving
to coexist together in the wild. I not only portray native species, but
also those that are endangered or have been introduced,” said Noreen.
“I find a connection between the stark lines on paper and the challenges
that these species must face as a direct result of human meddling. The
vulnerability of these animals to environmental change is paralleled by
their representation with bright colors on paper.”
Noreen’s inspiration for her artwork comes from spending time in
and around rivers and water and in the wilderness.
Noreen graduated with a bachelor’s in studio arts with an emphasis
in printmaking from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.
When she was a student, she experimented with mediums and styles and in
the process developed an interest in silkscreen printing.
She went on to develop a homemade screen printing setup and began creating
reduction prints. The reduction print process involves creating multi-colored
prints from one screen. More of her work can be viewed at www.noreenart.com.
All of her prints in the hospital exhibit are for sale, and 25 percent
of the proceeds are donated to the HRRMC Foundation. This will be the
first exhibit this year, which is part of the hospital’s mission
to create a healing environment.
HRRMC displays the work of regional artists, with an emphasis on the Arkansas
Valley. For more information on exhibiting art at HRRMC, call 719-530-2217.