2 artists, 6 legs, 1 great show
Artists are a rare breed. Some even are not human. The March show at the Fond du Lac Public Library Langdon Divers Gallery is a case in point.
Noted local artist Carol Jensen, whose work includes block prints, pastels and collage, will be joined in the exhibit by Buggs, her horse. “Carol Jensen & Buggs: An Artist, A Horse, A Show,” will be featured at the gallery all month.
A public reception is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the gallery. Refreshments will be served.
Along with Jensen’s bright abstracts, the show includes paintings by Buggs. Jensen said she taught her 15-year-old horse to paint “to challenge this very smart horse to use his brain in ways he hadn't explored yet.”
She says he loves to paint (see below), and his works, when sold, support horse-rescue charities.
Jensen received a Bachelor’s of Art Education from UW-Oshkosh. She said her rural surroundings are a wealth of inspiration. Her works evoke bright landscapes, storm clouds and natural settings.
The exhibit is presented by Fond du Lac Visual Arts, which is curator of the library’s gallery. Fond du Lac Visual Arts was formed in 2010 by local professional artists and is devoted to art awareness and education, development and enhancement of artists’ skills and strengthening connections between art and commerce in the Fond du Lac area.