Aleta Wynn Yarrow has long been part of the West End Gallery family, exhibiting her colorful, serene work here for 28 years. Among the other artists, she is thought of as an artist’s artist, which is to say someone whose work is a direct reflection of who they really are, springing honestly from a rich well within. Aleta has devoted much of her life to teaching others how to tap into their own wells within . We are very pleased to announce that Aleta Wynn Yarrow has recently been named the Artist-In-Residence at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport, PA. Her painting shown here on the left is the cover for the program’s brochure. At the bottom of this post is another new painting, Reaching Equilibrium, a beautiful 30″ by 40″ canvas.
Here is the description of her work from the brochure:
Wynn Yarrow is the artist-in-resident at the Community Arts Center, Williamsport, PA for the 2013-14 program season. She painted the design for the year’s program brochure, and her work will be exhibited in the 2200 seat theater from August 2013 through May 2014. This is the 20th gala season of the historic vaudeville theater’s renovation and reopening.
Yarrow’s work was chosen for its high color and exuberant feeling. Known for her miniatures, Yarrow expanded into bolder work this season, working on images three foot square.
A renewal of interest in Mathematics led Yarrow to synthesize mathematical, visual, natural and spiritual systems in her work. Recent concerns are symmetry and symmetry breaking; the relationship between order, randomness and chaos; and the dichotomy between perception and reality.
“Everything is always changing. Nothing truly exists as it appears. As humans, we simultaneously seek change and desire stability. That is the paradox.”
Yarrow’s work is in the collection of Volgograd University, Volgograd, Russia. It has been exhibited in ten other colleges and universities, most recently at Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY. The solo retrospective exhibit Unfolding: landscapes as metaphors for the inner life examined the artist’s spiritual journey through four floors of art.
Yarrow’s work has been exhibited at eight museums and cultural centers, including in the annual celebration of dark skies program, Night Visions, at the Coconino Cultural Center, Flagstaff, Arizona. Her work was chosen for inclusion in Representing Representation at the Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY.
Yarrow is an adjunct faculty member of Penn College’s Graphic Design Department. She teaches drawing and color theory. She is the ongoing artist-in-resident at the Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, NY. Wynn Yarrow has been represented by West End Gallery for 28 years.
This project is made possible, in part, with funding from The Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes’ QuickARTS program, administered by the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.