Artists Lorna Brown and Holly Sweet featured at Persimmons

On Thursday, Sept. 12, artists Lorna Brown and Holly Sweet will open a show of their work at Persimmons Garden Gallery in Redway.

Eureka resident Lorna Brown has been a graphic designer and illustrator for 35 years and a Humboldt County resident for 40 years. A multi-talented artist, Lorna also plays accordian with SqueezeBug along with her husband Stephen Brown on guitar and teaches Yoga for Stiff People at the Adorni Center in Eureka.

She is, in her own words, "a squeezer and a painter. Sometimes she squeezes tubes of paint. Sometimes she paints accordions. Is she confused? Yes. Is she happy? Yes." Her show is called Mixed Media.

Holly Sweet calls her art genre Deep Cute! Her work is often craft and almost always useful. "Useful objects that have humor and joy jump out of me. The pieces often tell a story or have a story." Silk, cotton and other textiles are her canvases. They turn into many handy things: clothes, aprons, quilts, pillows, prayer flags. She also finds pottery fun to paint and full of surprises as a tale comes onto a plate, bowl or platter.

"Lorna and her sister Peg are two of my art inspirations. It will be fun to hang my pieces with Lorna’s paintings and creations," Sweet said.

The artists will be there for the opening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and probably until closing, partying with the Joani Rose Quartet. Ooh la la! Persimmons is located on Redway Drive in Redway across the street from KMUD.