“Natura” with Susan Luckey Higdon & Danae Bennett Miller opens April 6 at Tumalo Art Co. in Bend, Oregon

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Susan Luckey Higdon and Danae Bennett Miller present “Natura” at Tumalo Art Co.

Tumalo Art Co.’s April Show, “Natura”, features works from painter Susan Luckey Higdon and sculptor/printmaker Danae Bennett Miller. Both artists draw their inspiration and subjects from nature. The exhibit opens during the First Friday Gallery Walk April 6, from 5-9pm.

Danae Bennett Miller’s sculptures adorn several public spaces in Bend. Her distinctive method of flowing wax into shapes that then are formed into animals creates forms that “utilize the negative space around the forms and between them”, according to Miller. She has found printmaking to be a good avenue to utilize her love of drawing and expression. Her monoprints show exquisite use of line and color. Embossing and shaping paper over forms she creates adds to the sculptural effects of this 2D process.

Susan Luckey Higdon is well-known for her soft pastel landscapes, including fish and birds in their environments and has recently been involved in a series of acrylic canvases exploring the chaos and patterns of nature. “It’s challenging to look into a scene of branches and light, or the waters reflections with fish moving beneath and describe that mystery.”

Tumalo Art Co. is an artist-run gallery in the heart of the Old Mill district open 7 days a week. www.tumaloartco.com; 541-385-9144.

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