Are you a mom who finds that words just can’t describe a typical, hectic day in the life of your family? Take heart! Janis Mars Wunderlich has found a way to illustrate “homework time, dinner time and all the ensuing chaos” through her inspired and humorous works of art.
Sculptures by Wunderlich, mother of five, are on display through Friday, September 23, at the University of Findlay’s Lea Gallery. A recipient of several honors and grants, Wunderlich has had her works displayed in hundreds of national and international exhibitions and in both private and public collections around the world. Her family with all its frenzied activity, continues to be her inspiration.“As a busy, creative artist and parent to several wonderfully rambunctious children, I am a grateful recipient of an unending flow of quirky, make-believe imagery,” says Wunderlich. “It is not uncommon for me to be making dinner, working on a sculpture and telling a story to my kids at the same time to keep them entertained. So it should come as no surprise that there are a lot of juggling, balancing, writhing creatures with complicated surfaces!” Located in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, the Lea Gallery is open daily from 8am-8pm. An artist’s reception will be held from 7-8:30pm on Friday, September 9, in the Gallery.