twenty five new assemblage works
by Anne Luther

MESSENGERS, TWENTY FIVE NEW ASSEMBLAGE WORKS by local artist Anne Luther, will be on view at the Faulkner Gallery West, september 3rd through September 30th.
The works pay homage to messages which have inspired the artist to make life changes. "I had been thinking this past year abut the many changes in direction my life has taken. The one constant has been a message which gave me the courage to make a change or turned on the light of understanding," shared Anne.
The messages, she continued, may have been spoken by a loved one, read in a book, delivered by a spiritual guide or even

Life is a journey,
not a destination

9" x 17"

overheard in a conversation between two strangers. "Some of the messages are profound, others simplistic, but nevertheless they hold great power for me."
An oil painter and collage artist, Anne chose the medium of assemblage for this show. "I am fascinated by vintage items," she explains. "A sepia photo, an earring, a few handwritten lines from a letter, the the stories of those who have lived with these items. They whisper their thoughts, their joys and tragedies as I imagine their lives and work their spirit into my art."
Anne studied fine art at New York City's Parsons School of Design, and later at the Taos Art Institute. After moving to Santa Barbara in 2000, she found the local collage and assemblage art vibrant, and was inspired to study the medium as an addition to her artistic repertoire.
"M work is intimate, like a secret language," she shares. "Each piece evolves slowly, unfolding a story as special objects are manipulated into unity and balance/" While the assemblage boxes may remind the viewer of alters,, miniature theatrical stages or shadow boxes, Anne prefers the visionary artist Joseph
Cornell's description, "Cabinets of Delight."
A member of the Santa Barbara Art Association, this is Anne's first solo show. Her work has been featured in numerous galleries and juried group exhibitions and is in several private collections. She has recently served as

President of the Santa Barbara Visual Arts Alliance and is a trustee of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Anne's work may also be seen in "Collage and Assemblage: Objects Transformed into Art" at the Fielding Institute through October 2nd.

You can fly
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When the student is ready,
the teacher appears

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