Our January show features a diverse mix of styles, mediums and colors. Jim Misner’s quirky and fun-inspired sculptures are guaranteed to make you laugh, John Henry’s word art will make you want to spell, and Di Morgan’s fiber art will make you want to reach out and touch the rich fabric and beading.
Join us for First Thursday on January 3 at 5:30 pm to meet our featured artists, see an artist demonstration by Audrey Hoffman, and enjoy music by John Crocker along with the company of other art lovers. It’s a great way to welcome the New Year.
Scroll down to learn about our January Artists
Jim Misner (sculptures) | Di Morgan (fiber art) | John Henry (Word-A-Tures)
About Jim Misner (sculptures)
Jim Misner, aka Uncle James, lives on Silver Lake in Cowlitz County. He is married to his sweetheart Stephanie and has three children; Allie, Austin, and Liberty. His day job is serving as your Cowlitz County Commissioner.
Though a fan of most all mediums, the submitted pieces are primarily 3-D sculpted pieces, better known as Farflehoogin’s. They’re a reflection of the artist’s personality and made purely for his own entertainment.
All of the attached pieces have limbs, fins or other parts made from actual animal horns. Here in the Northwest lies an unlimited amount of inspiration literally popping out of the wildlife. Farflehoogin’s are the recognition that species on this planet clearly have the design of a skillful, imaginative, and humorous creator. It’s in that vein that Farflehoogin’s are created.
“As an artist, I like to challenge my skill level in all types of mediums, but that is not why I create these. These are for fun. They’re not to be taken seriously and are purely meant to lead the eye and imagination into a world that is part here and part there. It is my heartfelt hope that you enjoy these pieces as much as I enjoy making them.”
Thank you for your kind consideration of my work and the opportunity to let people have a gander, perhaps a laugh, and who knows; maybe even provide a new home or two to one of these crazy creatures.” ~ Jim Misner
About John Henry (Word-A-Tures)
In 1995 I decided to teach myself Spanish. Although I had some success at first, it was still difficult. I thought, “wouldn’t it be great to just look at a word and know what it meant?”
Then I thought, “people learning English might feel the same way!”
That’s when the idea for Word-A-Ture was born. ~ John Henry
A Word-A-Ture is a fun and unique, if not original art form, that uses the word’s letters to not only spell, but also create a picture of the word. Just like all words written in English, Word-A-Tures must read from either left to right or top to bottom.
John Henry is a local resident currently employed at Longview School District. He’s been fortunate to work with his wife Susan, in the theatre department at R.A. Long High School. He has a son, Jeremy.
Besides being seen in local cafes, his art has been displayed at private shows in the Koth Gallery at the Longview Public Library.
John is also active in the local music and theater scene. He’s played in several bands as well as playing solo, and has appeared in numerous plays. He’s a member of the Columbian Artists’ Association.
About Di Morgan (fiber art)
“Mixing different fibers into a knitted sweater enables me to ‘make’ textiles. I love to see people wearing art.” ~ Di Morgan.
The Empress’s Red Coat made from 9 different silk & satin fabrics, is heavily quilted & beaded and has a detachable hood.