Saginaw Charter Township Art in Public Places is proud to present Janet Baugher of Owosso, MI and Sally Rose of Mt. Pleasant, MI as the Artists of the Month for October.
With a background in architecture and design and a love of photography, Janet often includes her photography into her encaustic art. In addition to representational painting from her own photos, she enjoys creating mixed media art using found objects, fiber, textiles, and historical documents and artifacts. Her interest in history and storytelling is evident in the visual narratives created throughout her body of work.
Janet received her Bachelor of Interior Design degree from Baker College of Flint, studied American Culture at the University of Michigan, and completed several encaustic workshops at the Truro Center for the Arts in Massachusetts. She has exhibited and sold in many galleries throughout Michigan and her work is currently available at the Shiawassee Arts Center in Owosso, Michigan.
“My current work explores the construction of landscapes and cityscapes created with layers of encaustic wax, oils, ink, and other materials and fibers. My photography, printed on Japanese washi, is added and often the focal point of my encaustic art. The use of antique images of people, animals, and scenery allow me to explore history alongside contemporary thought in a visual narrative that is relevant to life today. My work is meant to evoke memories, frame ideas, ask questions and ultimately consider the future.”
Sally Rose combines an obsession with plants and gardening with plants and making handmade paper. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally, receiving an honorable mention in the 4th Cheongju International Craft Biennale in Korea. Her work is included in the Lark Books 500 series -- 500 Paper Objects: New Dimensions in Paper Art, and is represented in the collections of the R.C. Williams Papermaking Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Budapest Museum of Fine Art in Hungary. Recently retired as head of the Fibers program in the Department of Art and Design at Central Michigan University, she continues to make her home in Mt. Pleasant.
I’m fascinated with the material investigation of handmade paper and how it transforms as it dries and shrinks into sculptural forms. Depending on the type of plant used to make the paper pulp—cotton, flax, or abaca--a non-edible banana palm tree-- the paper can be extremely delicate or extremely tough.
Janet and Sally's exhibit will be shown at the Saginaw Charter Township Hall, 4980 Shattuck Road, Saginaw, Michigan, during business hours Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 p.m., through October 31st.