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Spotlight On Janette K. Hopper: New Prints and Poetry

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Piano bar, Jannette Hopper

Toulouse-Lautrec Syndrome

By: Janette K. Hopper

 

We all want someplace we can go where humanity and sensitivity wins over bigotry and guilt.

 

The setting:

Smallish green striped awning

Invisible entrance

Long narrow room

Walls

Massive Mirror

Well-appointed Bar

Dark Wood paneling

Original Art

Tinned ceiling

Ceramic tiled floors

Piano…. Stage

Elaborate Large Candelabra

Sconces with candles

Small round tables

Monkey Lamp

 

Off with the Masks

She got fired from her church organist job for playing here in the early 70’s.

 

Come inside

She’s on tonight. Her jazz is filling the air like sparklers circling voice and keys.

 

Any requests

Ah it’s a special night and she is generous to share her stage. Everyone is here.

 

Contagious

Tom D is soon off to Nashville and she hammers the keys while he sings his I don’t want to go but risking all to expand my soul song.

 

Love

Melanie follows her light opera university trained voice changes the mood rising up from her small stocky life container.

 

Friends

John, a Karaoke regular, never took his eyes away from his heart while she sang, rises to pour his turn into the drink.

 

Couples

Humble Yolanda enters stage left with Ann. Oh no she won’t. Everyone is on their knees so she gives in in the end with amazing grace.

 

Silence

Check out the calendar and don’t miss the rest.

 

On Facebook

Age, Gender, Sexual Preference, Race, Culture

 

Blind

Sophisticated, Intellectual, Friendly Clientele

 

Conversation

You never know who you may meet.

 

Cause

I’ll be there dancing on the last stump.

 

Smiles, Kisses, Hugs

Tonight

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Costello’s, Janette K. Hopper

The Poet and Artist:

 

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Janette K. Hopper, Wilmington, NC

Janette K. Hopper is a retired Professor who was raised in Idaho in an active outdoor family. During college, she served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Maria la Baja, Columbia SA and afterward was a partner in a beef, grain and hay operation in Idaho. Since receiving her MFA from the University of Oregon, she has taught in Denmark, Germany and in the United States at Columbia Basin College WA, Central Michigan University and, as the Art Department Chair, at the University of North Carolina Pembroke. Her work has been shown and collected extensively in museums, public venues, colleges and universities and in private galleries nationally and internationally in Germany, France, The Netherlands, Canada, Bulgaria, Italy and Denmark.

As a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship she spent a year in Denmark, where she began to have European one-person exhibits starting in Copenhagen with a prestigious grant from Danish Fulbright.  Her landscape paintings and prints were included in a Fulbright juried retrospective in Washington, DC and also with New York artists in the Lincoln Center and in many other juried exhibitions internationally. She has exhibited in art centers and galleries in the United States, Germany, France, Bulgaria and Italy and, as a member of Paleur International, in Denmark.

She has works in many permanent collections including: The Gilkey Collection Portland Art Museum, Portland OR, the City of Mannheim Germany, the Museum of Humor and Satire in Gabrovo Bulgaria, Padagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg Germany, Gonzaga University Spokane WA, The National Park Service, Stehekin WA, many works purchased by the Washington State and Oregon State Arts Commission for permanent display in public venues, Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Los Angeles CA, Bald Head Limited, Bald Head Island NC, UNCP Livermore Library, Pembroke NC, Prints Arts Northwest, Portland OR, SGC International, University of Mississippi, Oxford MS and the Marselisborg Gymnaseum in Aarhus

Janette K Hopper – Artist Statement

My works are inspired by the special places I have experienced while hiking, camping and kayaking. I have explored beaches, mountains, black water swamps, creeks, fields and visited many unique beautiful places. The outdoors long has enchanted me and inspired my art. I have learned how significant fire is to the land, water to the swamps and marshes and the interrelation of all these elements to the animals and plants we call nature. As an artist, Cezanne came close to finding an artistic mode to express his feelings about nature. It is my journey too, as an artist to observe nature and then share with you what I see through the materials and techniques of art. Through my searching gaze, artistic discipline and my sensitivity to the processes and materials of art I hope you will enjoy and feel the influence of nature in my works.

I love our parks and wild lands. I want them sustained not depleted because of exploitation and monetary motives but preserved so that all of us can find a deeper meaning. The wealth of solitude, wildness, and beauty that so enriches our inner lives and brings us peace enables us to join together and build a future.

Galleries

Art @ Work, Spokane WA
www.northwestmuseum.org/index.cfm/Art_Rental.htm

Print Arts Northwest, Portland OR
www.printartsnw.org

Framing Resource, Portland OR
www.framingresource.net

Artwork Network Gallery, Denver CO
www.artworknetwork.com/janettekhopper

Joe Rowand Fine Art Services, Chapel Hill NC
www.joerowandart.com

Printmakers of North Carolina
311 West Martin Galleries and Studios
www.printmakersofnc.com

Gallery 621N4TH
621 North 4th Street Wilmington NC
www.621n4th.com