Art Reception Today (Thursday, October 2)

White Rabbit Memories and More
Contemporary and mixed media works by Bismarck-based artist Lydia Richez-Bowman
Gannon Gallery / BSC Library
Now through October 29
Reception on Thursday, October 2, 4-6 p.m., BSC Library
Artist talk at 5:30 p.m.

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With an emphasis on design, Richez-Bowman creates multi-level works using layers of transparent colors, metal components and different types of paper to achieve texture and depth. Media can include acrylic paint, exotic paper, copper, brass, metal leaf, textile weavings, dyed fabric and hand-drawn images. Images of nature are common in her work. Inclusion of metallic materials derives from her experience as a jewelry designer working in silver, copper and cloisonné enameling.
 
Lydia Richez-Bowman was born in Nice, France, and came to America as a young girl. She lived in southern California and moved to Bismarck to establish Studio de la Lune. Her education includes two associate degrees and courses in multiple art forms. Richez-Bowman has shown pieces in solo shows in California and North Dakota, most recently in a solo traveling exhibition through the North Dakota Art Gallery Association. She teaches art classes and serves on the Dakota West Arts Council board.
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