Karen Gelff and Audrey Lynne Cook Presenting

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Arts Habitat will present Karen Gelff, ceramic artist and Audrey Lynne Cook, sculptor, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, October 22, in presentations entitled, "Staying Power and Avoiding Down Time" by Karen Gelff and "The Art and Influences" by Audrey Lynne Cook.

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event takes place at the Museum of Monterey, 5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey. AIP is open to the public, the admission fee is $5 and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building.

At an early age, Karen always found a niche to fill. In her colorful discussion, she will present ideas about staying creative and inspired, avoiding the down time between projects & highlighting how to stay fresh.  

Karen Gelff

From the time that Karen was born on the Hollywood freeway she has had a whimsical view of the world.  She was formally trained and studied in Florence Italy. She is always captivated by " the child  within" and how to express that in many forms. Her use of multi media,  staying busy and using materials at hand is energizing and keeps her out of the creative doldrums.

                                         Ceramic  dish by Karen Gelff 

Audrey Lyne Cook

Audrey Lynne Cook's earliest focus was surrealism. She was drawn to mystical, etherial elements of life, often choosing to evoke a feeling both spiritual, and sensually human. Cook has been inspired by the shifting realities of Escher, and the voluptuous style of Hans Bellmer. She is equally moved by Maxfield Parrish's painstaking buildup of color, and the immediacy of the imppressionists.  Her sculpture is largely influenced by the simplicity of art deco, in particular Edouard Marcel Sandoz, Egyptian Art, and the decorative symbolism of Nouveau artist, Gustav Klimt. Cook's sculptural forms tend toward fluid, solitary iconography, which maintain subtlety of motion and emotion. In her two dimensional work there is often an element of story telling, which may be an expression of dreams or moods.

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Audrey Lynne Cook received a BA from UCSC, and she has taken many continuing education courses since.