Johanna Mueller, a local printmaking artist and a printmaking instructor at Aims Community College will present her exhibit “Paths and Passage” at the Tointon Gallery, 651 10th Ave., and will be on display Friday, March 22 through Saturday, April 27. “Paths and Passage,” features Johanna Mueller’s detailed animal imagery, created by her use of various printmaking and mixed media techniques.
Inspired by the interconnectedness of cultural traditions, Mueller is fascinated by the similarities and symbolism that runs through differing myths and cultures. Drawing from these similarities, she utilizes animal imagery to invigorate a renewed sense of humanness and connection within the viewer. The illustrative quality and the absence of humans in each piece allows the viewer to insert him or herself into the narrative Mueller has created and allows the viewer to project his or her own story onto each respective piece. This provides endless meaning to each piece and invites the viewer to engage in a dialogue with others as to the meaning of each piece and how it connects to the viewer’s own respective path and passage through this world.
The opening artist reception is scheduled for Friday, March 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception includes an artist talk by Mueller and light refreshments. Admission to the gallery is free and visitors may view the exhibit when the Tointon Gallery is open. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during many of the performances at the Union Colony Civic Center.
The Tointon Gallery presents over ten shows annually to provide enjoyment, education and to encourage dialogue around art. To learn more about Greeley’s public gallery, please visit greeleyart.com or contact Kari Tamblyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.