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New exhibit at ISU Oboler Library displays work by Idaho Falls artists Ginger Kramer, Bernadette Regnier

July, 7, 2016

POCATELLO – The Eli M. Oboler Library at Idaho State University has opened a new exhibit of art by Ginger Kramer and Bernadette Regnier of Idaho Falls.

A paointing of orange poppies titled

The exhibit, which includes watercolors, collages, mixed media, prints, ink and more will be on display through Sept. 30 in the library’s first floor art exhibit area.

Kramer moved to Idaho Falls from Minnesota in 1967, serving as a teacher here for many years before following her dream to be an artist. Her work has been widely exhibited through the region and she is a member of the Gallery 12 Artist Group, the local Art Guild, The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho and the Idaho Watercolor Society.

Kramer writes, “Since I create most of my present art work using many kinds of water media and collage materials, I consider myself an experimental artist. My early paintings were mainly watercolor which I enjoyed doing for many years. Then it seemed exciting and challenging to incorporate more kinds of papers and different types of paint to create texture and other unique and interesting effects. This led to doing a more abstract and impressionistic style of art. My style of painting will probably continue to evolve as I experiment and discover new ways to create and display my art.” 

For more information about Kramer, and to purchase her work, please contact her at nak@srv.net  or call (208) 522-8677.

Originally from Colorado, Regnier holds degrees in agriculture and has studied watercolor and acrylic painting, printmaking, fiber arts and figure drawing.  Her interest in nature and work as an agronomist are reflected in her work.  This exhibit includes limited-edition prints and original watercolor paintings.

An electronic image of an abstract painting titled Urban Development.

Of printmaking, she writes: “Printmaking is a thought-provoking process involving inks, printing plates, presses and shapes.  In each print I strive to convey what has captured my interest through the use of light, shapes and color.  The prints in this exhibit are linocuts printed from linoleum plates.  These prints are from small limited editions in which each print is considered an original print as the plate cannot be inked and printed exactly the same resulting in slight differences between pieces.  I invite you to enjoy this exhibit and celebrate with me, ‘Life on Our Unique Planet, Earth.’”

 For more information on Regnier and her artwork, visit her website at www.bregnierartstudio.com, send an email to bernadette@nwinet.com or call (208) 745-5912.  Her work may also be seen at her studio in the Artist’s Studio Gallery of the Willard Arts Center, 496 A Street in Idaho Falls.

The art exhibit is free and open to the public, and may be viewed at any time the Oboler Library is open; see the library’s webpage at www.isu.edu/library for the library’s hours. The Oboler Library is located on the corner of Ninth and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, at 850 S. Ninth Ave. in Pocatello.

The Library will host a reception for the artists in September.  For more information about the exhibit and the reception, please contact Kristi at austkris@isu.edu or (208) 282-4073. 

Image information:

Top Image: 'Poppy Season' by Bernadette Regnier


Bottom Image:
'Urban Development' by Ginger Kramer

 

 

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