Downey, Jan

Downey, Jan

Jan’s love of art began at her childhood kitchen table, where her parents were amazingly tolerant and encouraging of her experimentation in creativity. After a fulfilling career in cultural anthropology, Jan turned to art full time, first pen and ink, scratch art, and then gourds. She can be found at all hours in her home studio and states, “Thank goodness there are many 3AMs to accommodate all my ideas!”  In her gourd art, Jan uses a variety of processes, including pyrography, carving, embedding prickly pear “lace,” beading, building figures with modeling compound, embellishing with natural materials, and layering gourd pieces to build a structure.

“My art is both deeply personal, yet global, drawing on my career as a cultural anthropologist.  People everywhere, and throughout all time, have sought to make themselves, their material culture, and their surroundings distinctive and beautiful. I am inspired by the breadth of cultural differences in art expression, and by the extraordinary natural world around me.”

You can see more of her art at:

www.ZolioArts.com

You can contact her at:

602-373-9511

You can contact her at:

602-373-9511

jdowney89@gmail.com    


  • We Honor the Ancient Ones

    Layered gourd cliff dwelling, 12"H x 11"D
    $375.00
     

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Fresh Paint Party - Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:00pm to 9:30pm

09-29-2017

Please join us for this year’s Fresh Paint Party to meet and welcome our newest artists. Enjoy wine and refreshments while exploring the gallery to discover what's new and revisit some of your favorites.