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Davis art center opening new exhibit

BOUNTIFUL — The Bountiful/Davis Art Center will open a new exhibit featuring the work of Erin Westenskow Berrett, George Nackos, Joanne Smith and Blanche Wilson on Friday at 7 p.m.

The exhibit will be open for viewing through Nov. 2 on Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and on Saturdays from 2 to 5 p.m.

Erin Westenskow Berrett has exhibited throughout the state, and was recently named one of the 10 "Artists to Watch." Berrett works with collage and oil and often starts a painting with printed images, blueprints and handmade papers. Berrett said her goal is, "To illuminate the beauty of ordinary objects."

Joanne Smith has had an obsession with the moon for the past few years. "The moon has been a symbol of feminine mystique for many centuries and for many ancient cultures." Smith says. Her mixed media works include paintings on hand-stitched fabrics using oil and acrylic paints, text where appropriate and collage.

George Nackos is a photographer who uses the camera to explore conventional and unconventional ideas. He begins his process of experimentation with multiple prints of a single photograph. He then uses negatives, prints, and a computer to challenge the viewer to slip outside the familiar. "My intent is to provide a new insight to the ordinary." Nackos said, "To invite the viewer to dip into their own creative imagination."

Blanche Wilson is a well-known Ogden artist. She is a print artist with a distinctive style that is widely recognized. Her medium is usually wood block prints, but over her long career she has worked in a variety of media. She brings a sensitive and detailed interpretation to her work that evokes a sense of dense imagery and movement.

Most of the art in this exhibit will be available for sale to the public during the run of the show. For additional information and examples of the featured artists work,