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6671 Front St. (Hwy. 116)
Downtown Forestville

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libby hayes & kurt steger
October 2 - October 31, 2004

The Quicksilver Mine Co. in Forestville is pleased to present a very special homecoming Exhibition by former Sonoma County artists Libby Hayes and Kurt Steger beginning September 18th. Appropriately titled Resurfacing, this Show continues through October 31st.

Steger and Hayes, now living in Sierra foothills, work in a diverse range of media. Hayes' expressionistic paintings resemble walls that have been stripped, illuminating layers of subtle images, a sense of time past, and history discovered. Working with glue, wax, paint, pastel, encaustic wax and collage, she explores a process of random action and experimentation in her work. With a degree in fine art from the University of North Carolina, Hayes recently exhibited her paintings as part of a two person Show with assemblage artist Elizabeth Dorbad at Julie Baker Fine Art Gallery this summer.

Resurfacing: Kurt Steger and Libby Hayes Exhibition Resurfacing: Kurt Steger and Libby Hayes Exhibition
Hayes and Steger Exhibition at Quicksilver, 2004

Kurt Steger, a woodworker and fine furniture maker by trade, began his self-taught career as a sculptor ten years ago. Influenced by the American Arts and Crafts movement, Japanese woodworking, aboriginal and African art, as well as artists Martin Puryear, Andy Goldsworthy, and Eva Hesse, he works with wood, concrete, tar, paper, cloth, rope, wax and metal, echoing forms found in nature in his sculpture. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at the Oakland Museum of California at City Center, the Exploding Head Gallery in Sacramento, and Julie Baker Fine Art in Grass Valley, California.

Resurfacing: Kurt Steger and Libby Hayes Exhibition

Resurfacing: Kurt Steger and Libby Hayes Exhibition,
October 2004


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"Safety's Keeping" by Libby Hayes
"Safety's Keeping", 2004
Mixed Media - 22" x 24"
Libby Hayes
"Web" (detail) by Kurt Steger
"Web" (detail), 2003
Wood, hemp, & tar - 80" x 16" 10"
Kurt Steger

Resurfacing opens with a Reception for the Artists on Saturday, September 18, from 4—6p.m.

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