the unVACANT LOT
MORNING by the FRESH SPRING

Joe Cowdrey | Artist

Exhibition
November 10, 2022  |  Ongoing
The UnVacant Lot  |  217 W. Jackson St.

Opening Reception + Wildlife Arts Festival Kick-Off
Thursday, November 10  |  6 – 7:30 pm
The UnVacant Lot  |  Free

Drawing inspiration from the iconic attributes of the Red Hills Region, Joe Cowdrey portrays the fresh and clean water of our region and honors it as a critical resource to conserve. Using vibrant blues and greens, contrasted by the color of the cypress trunks, Cowdrey creates an artwork that is so compelling; it holds your attention and allows you to stop thinking, to let go, and standing there you’re even more aware of the power of water, and what it can do.

Joe Cowdrey is a self-taught painter from Tallahassee, FL. He draws his main inspiration from the natural landscapes he explores on a regular basis, wherever he may be located. Environment is very important to him, and it is his hope that people are able to share his appreciation for the beauty of the forest after seeing his works. Joe currently lives and works in Northern New Jersey.

Joe Cowdrey LIVE Painting
Scheduled between Sept 26 – Oct 5 (Final dates will be announced in mid-September)

Join Joe Cowdrey as he paints Morning by the Fresh Spring in The UnVacant Lot. Joe will demonstrate techniques and engage with our community as he paints a ground mural depicting a typical stream found in the Red Hills Region. Watch as he incorporates some of the unique features that are abundantly found in our part of the world, and talk about the value that it brings to our environment.

on LOCATION 

katherine sandoz | Artist

On Location_Water, 2021
Water-based media on Historic Brick + Mortar
Field studies of the Red Hills region are documented in this installation of two vistas: one water and one field + forest. Creating a sense of one being at the bottom of a field, pond or swamp, this view depicts a high bluff, and a lower-lying lake with a constellation of water loving flora: pitcher plants, sagittaria, and water-lilies.

On Location_Field + Forest, 2021
Water-based media on Historic Brick + Mortar
Field studies of the Red Hills region are documented in this installation of two vistas: one water and one field + forest. Creating a sense of one being at the bottom of a field, pond or swamp, the composition features pines, native grasses, flora, and insects typically found where the field meets the forest.

 
Katherine Sandoz studies details that inspire exhibitions and public art installations; highlighting vistas, plants, unique marshes, waterways and flora, Sandoz intentionally designs an experience to enrich the visitor’s understanding of native plant life and regional ecological diversity, and to enhance their understanding of abstract work.

“Public art is a reflection of how we see the world – the artist’s response to our time and place combined with our own sense of who we are.” 

Association for Public Art