Duane Dammeyer, Nancy Horwick and Kerry Crank will display their art in a show titled “Three visions ~ Ojai Style” at Fox Fine Jewelry from March 22 through May 14, 2012.
Duane Dammeyer is a stone sculptor who works in alabaster, marble, granite and other stones. Dammeyer graduated from the University of Cincinnati with an engineering degree and studied art at Ventura College. He later acquired construction and masonry experience. In his free time he enjoys nature and is an avid hiker. Engineering, construction, art and nature all play a part in his creations. Dammeyer’s sculptures combine geometric forms, and integrate multiple stones into a single sculpture. Other pieces are fluid and organic, with sensuous curves. All of his work shows his acute attention to detail. Dammeyer is president of California Sculptor’s Symposium, Inc. and vice-president of the Ojai Studio Artists, Inc.
Nancy Horwick has lived in Ojai, CA since 1981, the year she had her daughter. Nearly twenty years ago, Horwich began teaching elementary school. She starting taking art classes to teach art better. Horwick says of her early days in art, “Suddenly I’d find that hours had gone by, and I was still raring to go! I used pastels, acrylic paint, encaustic and water colors, but when I tried oils I fell in love. I have focused on oil painting techniques for the last ten years.” Horwick is drawn to the style of 19th century artists, and her paintings focus on beautiful and interesting scenes and people, capturing small details that are often overlooked.
Kerry Crank grew up in Wisconsin, and majored in fine art at the University of Wisconsin. In 1973 she moved to southern California, working in food manufacturing and the floral industry for over twenty years. An Ojai, CA resident for the last ten years, she paints like her personality: brightly and expressively. Her studio is her garage, which she shares with her 1923 Buick (“Miss Ellie”) and her two great Danes.