St. James GALLERY by-the-Sea presents
“Wonders Never Cease”
an exhibit of selected works by Lenore Tolegian Hughes
April 13 - May 19, 2019
The paintings, collages, and installations of Lenore Tolegian Hughes will be on exhibit from April 13 to May19 in St. James GALLERY by-the- Sea. The Opening Reception to meet the artist took place on Saturday, April 13, 5:30 pm.
Entitled "Wonders Never Cease," the exhibition equates "wonder" with life. Hughes says, “Imagine living without the beauty of saffron and yellow autumn leaves, without the bursting flesh of a ripe red pomegranate or the colors of a glorious sunset. The thought of living without wonder is unbearable.”
Hughes’ exhibition features her paper-weaving collages that combine secular and divine images into thought-provoking icons. The exhibition opens the week before Easter and depicts the season’s wonder of new life in floral watercolor/collages. These include fields of red poppies, a glass vase of gracefully twisting tulips and dried, pressed and painted golden Galax leaves mingling with pomegranates, angels and a squirrel. The paintings spring from the heart of a consummate gardener and floral designer.
Hughes works in a wide spectrum of media, including watercolor collages, assemblages, installations and paper weavings. Her signature paper collages weave together contemporary secular images with more traditional images of the divine, illuminating a fresh, understanding of the meaning of life. Her color saturated watercolor/collages are expressions of the beauty of nature.
She and her husband, The Rt. Rev. Gethin B. Hughes, lived in La Jolla for 12 years while he was Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego. Upon his retirement in 2005 they moved to Santa Barbara where she has created pop-up, bespoke art installations for Nordstrom and designed the Maze and Wooded Dell at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. She recently had a four-month exhibition entitled "The Reason for the Seasons."
The Gallery is open to the public 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, before and after services during Holy Week and by arrangement with the church office.
For more information about Hughes and her art, visit her web site at lenorehughes.com.
Gallery Schedule and Events around the Hughes Exhibit