By OUR TOWN
Artists Bob, Joanne and Jason Finkle have an eclectic collection of more than 50 pieces on display through May 19 at the Wolf-Kuhn Art Gallery at Mount Aloysius College.
The Finkle Exhibit features unique wood and stone sculptures created by Bob Finkle, paintings by his wife, Joanne, and wooden bowls created by their son, Jason.
“What I try to do is present (the piece) in such a way as to bring the surface of the beauty that lives within it,” Bob Finkle wrote in a statement to the college. “It is my intent to use the lines and colors that have surfaced due to all the forces of nature that have been inflicted upon them.”
Joanne Finkle uses a mixed media technique that draws audiences in to her colorful, textured artworks.
“The collection here at Mount Aloysius is what I refer to as an eclectic assortment,” Joanne Finkle said. “There is quite a variety, but that’s just me! I really enjoy the experimental part of art. You never quite know how it will develop.”
Their son, Jason, works on a lathe and created his 100th bowl in 2015.
“Carving on the lathe is a very Zen sort of process for me,” he said. “It allows me to escape the pressures of the workday and I feel really good at the end of the day if I manage to create something that even surprises me.”
Bob Finkle believes the exhibit completes a circle of sorts, bringing their family’s collection back to where their artistic creativity all began.
“It is a true honor for the Finkle family to be coming home to Mount Aloysius College and we hope you enjoy our art,” he said. “The Mount has been an important influence on its creation and on all of our lives.”
The Wolf-Kuhn Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the main building, and is open daily. To inquire about the gallery’s hours or about pieces for sale, call 814-886-6470 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.