Artist Reception

presented by: Backstreet Co-operative Gallery

Artist: Karen D. Nichols

Starts:Saturday, September 14, 2013  3:00 AMEnds:Saturday, September 14, 2013  5:00 AM



Backstreet Co-operative Gallery

1421 Bay St.(across from Mo's)

Florence, OR

Event Description:

Backstreet features Tanny Cosko and Karen Nichols

         Celebrate with the two award winning artists at a reception on Saturday September 14th, 3-5 PM at Backstreet Gallery,1421 Bay Street, for their joint show entitled, “Faces”, a very unique interpretation.

         Welcome back, Tanny Cosko. She recently returned from Mexico where she loves the vivid hues of Mexican art. Her travels and love of color are reflected through her fabric art and altered art.

         A bit of whimsy plays through her wall-hangings which include feathered Ladies on Canvas, Warriors decked out in leather, floating Divas- angel-like ladies, finely stitched art quilts, and unusual collages.  Many pieces are endowed with her alluring signature painted faces.

         In addition to her wall décor, she designs innovative jewelry, alters shoes splashed with color or covered in found objects and is always coming up with a new creative ideas to capture your whimsy.


         Karen Nichols is an award winning and diversified artist who enjoys a variety of media. Irises, graceful birds, wild horses or a child’s smile are but a few inspirations that motivate her unique artistry in 3D paper painting collage sculptures, portraits, watercolors, oils, acrylics and photographs.

         In this show, Karen interprets many faces of her subjects through paper painting collage, where she combines painting with rice paper artistry and creates 3D sculptural pieces.

         Visual mysteries abound in the workings of author’s mind, especially when the author is also an artist. Nichols also illustrates and designs book covers as she has for her own books.  Thornton House is a mysterious spellbinding novel with a dynamite ending. The Unexpected Gift is an inspirational novel with plenty of action: A Marine reclaims purpose and trust through love and redemption.

         Join Backstreet in celebrating with “Faces” and find out more about the artists’ work, September 14th, 3-5 PM., 1421 Bay Street Florence Oregon. Great refreshments will be served.

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