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Enjoy local art and photography all year on the upper level of the Nature Center. A portion of every purchase supports the Nature Center.

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Enjoy local art and photography all year on the upper level of the Nature Center. A portion of every purchase supports the Nature Center.

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ART ON VIEW: Original Digital Nature Paintings

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Fall Art on View Features Fine Art Nature Prints of Northeast Ohio Artist’s Original Digital Paintings

The three-month exhibit opens with an artist’s reception on Tuesday, August 30 from 5:30 to 7 pm, which is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

This exhibit will feature digital paintings by Tracy Zakraysek. Painted on an iPad, Zakraysek turns her digital paintings into fine art prints using pigmented inks on watercolor paper to create a truly archival print that will last a lifetime. This will be the first installation of its kind at the Nature Center.

Zakraysek’s career in graphic arts instilled a love for the digital medium. When the iPad was introduced in 2010, she immediately bought one and began a relentless quest to find her artistic voice in this entrancing new art form.

Her greatest inspirations are nature and the visions that come to her when she awakens in the morning. Painting digitally frees Zakraysek to explore a variety of styles, from purely abstract/decorative to imaginatively representational. Tracy uses bold combinations of luscious colors and translucent layers of texture to create depth and mystery, engaging the soul in peaceful contemplation of beauty. She believes that art has the power to influence our thoughts and emotions, and that filling your environment with art you love creates a joyful, peaceful refuge from worldly cares.

Zakraysek’s paintings will be on view through Monday, November 21 during regular business hours at the Nature Center. Pieces may be purchased for a fee with a percentage of proceeds benefiting the Nature Center.

Email Marcia McNallie mcnallie@shakerlakes.org for details.