TVAA Presents Exhibiting Artist Members Gina Brostmeyer and Laurel MacDonald as the Featured Artists at Nampa Civic Center Lobby from October 5, 2021 through January 11, 2022. Each artist is displaying a body of work in one of two glass cases. The Artists Reception is scheduled for October 22, 2021 6-8pm. It will be concurrent with the Artists Reception for the group Art Exhibition, Electric Zest, which is located in the Art Hallway adjacent to the Lobby. Meet the artists, enjoy live music and refreshments for purchase.

Artist Statement by Gina Brostmeyer 

I’m Gina Brostmeyer and I work in watercolors and acrylics.  I grew up on a dairy farm in Iowa so I’m drawn to farms, barns and outbuildings.  But I will paint anything that catches my interest or that I connect with; animals, landscapes, buildings and sometimes people.  My latest challenge is to express moods with my art. During the Pandemic and even this summer, art allowed me to escape into a world of my own making and for hours, forget about Covid, heat, and smoke.  My husband says I like it because there’s no people and sometimes that’s true, too.

Artist Statement by Laurel MacDonald

This past year, when I couldn’t get out and actually do things, I imagined a lot of activities, like sledding and mountain biking, etc. I drew those images and then printed them, finally coloring them.  I, also, created still life arrangements on my dining room table and drew those images.  And printed and colored them in.  Not only did I keep myself entertained, but I created images that helped me cope with a lot of anxiety that seemed to be swirling around in my head and in the world at large.