Angelica Sandoval is a sculptor and designer whose installations defy the traditional conventional aspects of porcelain. Sandoval’s work revolves around the act of synthesizing materials and space in conjunction with light. June of 2017 Sandoval was selected as one of the Women to Watch-Metals by the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Angelica Sandoval received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and a Master's degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has taught at the Kansas City Art Institute, Avila University and currently teaches at Johnson County Community College.
I truly believe that the jewelry that one wears makes a statement about who they are and how they see themselves. Personal adornment is what I think about when designing jewelry. I want everyone who wears my designs to feel that special kind of individual beauty about themselves every day.
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Painting Kansas scenes me challenges me to portray, to make the unusual, beautiful, magnificent skies and open land worthy of notice and admiration.
With my current body of work, painted with oil and pastels on canvas and paper, depicts Kansas as I see it. As a fifth generation Kansan I want to bring significance to our daily life in this region. I want to record this time in history.
My study in painting with pastels and oils and watercolor leads me to many great artists who have shown with their paintings and written word the importance of composition, application of materials, themes, science of light, and how to make something simple become magnificent. To try to show God’s creation in my humble way.
I have been inspired by Sally Strand, Mary Cassatt, Georgia O’Keefe, Helen Frankenthaler, Paula Rego Kathe Kollwitz, and my mother Pat Potucek. These fabulous women who strived to paint and provide women of all ages to continue to follow their passion give me hope and guidance.
Nature gives us endless options in light and perspective. My subjects are chosen by my intuition that is fueled by a passion to capture the moments around me that others may not see. My eyes see in a different way. My passion is to tell stories that are untold through photographs. I hope that the light, shadows, and history of my subjects evoke wander when viewed.
Healing Art with a Conscious Heart
Mary Jo Dowell
Mary Jo explores diverse materials in her mixed medium work including water and acrylic painting, faux finishing, paper crafting, paper mache, jewelry design, beading, doll making, clay art, polymer clay, wood carving, stain glass, candle making, soap making, sewing, quilting, crochet, needlepoint, cross stitch, embroidery.
Jo Ellen McEvoy
In 2015 Polly opened New Thing Art Studio back home in KC-- where she paints portraits and large scale neo pop illustrations. Her work is often mixed media. “I create my art to be more like poetry—to have symbolic meanings layered from dream images and personal memories.” Her work centers on the themes of healing, time, and every day love for small things. Polly’s poetry has been published internationally in Naugatuck River Review and arc24. She won the 2014 Ernest Hartmann award from the International Association for the Study of dreams from Berkley CA for research on dreamwork for writers.