Murray Cultural Arts has set aside a central display case at City Hall for our new Murray Resident On Display exhibit, featuring the work of a practicing Murray artist. Our exhibits feature a new artist each month. Come see our amazing artists and their work! City Hall hours are Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. Closed on weekends.
Sales are referred to the artist.
December 2017: Steve Stauffer
January 2018: Jennifer Broschinsky
February 2018: Jordan Brun
Murray artists! If you would like to be considered for our Murray Resident on Display series, contact Lori Edmunds via email.
January 2018 Resident On Display: Jennifer Broschinsky
Jennifer Broschinsky has lived in northern Utah or southeast Idaho her whole life. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting from Utah State University. After graduating, she moved to Murray, worked for the state arts agency for several years, met her husband, and had three sons. She now works part-time, and paints from her home studio, building her fine art portfolio and working as an occasional freelancer with design and illustration projects.
Jennifer has exhibited at a variety of venues around the valley, including Art Access Gallery, the Utah Arts Festival Gallery, and the Springville Museum of Art's Spring Salon. She recently had her first solo exhibit at the Willard Art Center in Idaho Falls.
This set of work is a meditation on overcoming challenges. It's about facing the experiences that life brings with conviction. It's about finding refuge from the storms of life. The women in these paintings struggle with different challenges, and look inward for the strength that they need to persevere. Jennifer uses her work to explore the masks we wear and the feelings we hide. It is about composure in the face of adversity, presented at times with whimsy.
She works in acrylics on canvas, and applies her paint in layers using a dry-brush technique called scumbling. The lowermost layers are bright colors, with more muted colors on top, though in many places the bright colors still show through. In a way, the ladies in these paintings are the same: there are many layers to them, and the muted façade only hints at what is going on underneath.