Joey Embers' A Roaming House, A Journey Home Art Exhibition Opens Friday

Joey Embers' A Roaming House, A Journey Home
Joey Embers' A Roaming House, A Journey Home

There will be an opening reception at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell on Friday, November 19 from 5 to 7 PM for Joey Embers' A Roaming House, A Journey Home art exhibition.

In 2001, Joey Embers, a Kansas native from McPherson County, received a bachelor of arts degree in studio art from Bethany College. It's during this time that he found passion for learning and a strong sense of identity with a paint brush in hand and usually a charcoal smeared face.

The paintings in this show come from a larger body of work called A Roaming House, A Journey Home that was started in 2014. The series depicts a house suspended in an endless shifting landscape of time and emotions. Using bold vibrant colors and a wide range of marks, Embers leads the viewer on a journey through a surreal mindscape. The composition of each painting starts to reveal a dialogue between each of them. If you change the order and the relationships of the paintings, they will tell a different story.

Embers' exhibition of paintings will be in the Deines gallery from November 19 to January 5.

The Deines Cultural Center is located in Russell at 820 North Main Street and open from Noon to 5 PM Tuesday through Friday and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 PM. Call 785-483-3742 for more information.

(Information and photo courtesy DCC.)