Check Out Local Art At Jitter’s!

Contributed by Michelle Cornelius, Valley Fine Arts Association

Local Art Display
November 1-30, 2017
Chugiak Eagle River Seniors
11401 Old Glenn Hwy. Eagle River
FREE Admission

The Chugiak Eagle River Seniors hung their art at Jitter’s, a local coffee place in Eagle River, on November 1st. The art will hang for the month of November.  Four of the artists are also members of the VFAA.

About Three of the Four Artists:
•    Margie Acree and her family traveled extensively for several years. She lived in Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as spending two years in Kinshasa, Republic of Zaire {Congo} in Africa. While in Seattle, Marge studied watercolors at the college. Since retiring, she has begun painting with acrylics and enjoys painting with the Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center Painters and the VFAA.

•    Carol McGaw Warren, a native of Kentucky, spent most of her adult life in Tennessee and moved to Alaska in January 2011. Warren attended Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky.  She co-owned an art gallery in Murray, in which work from area artists were sold on consignment. Warren received a BFA in sculpture from Memphis State University in 1996. Since living in Alaska, she has studied with Ellie Smith, Jennifer Bowman, Mary Carole and several others. 

•    Roxann Kopischke has lived in Alaska since 1976, and Eagle River since 1982. She started taking classes in decorative/tole painting 31 years ago. She took classes from national decorative art teachers, Heidi England, Shirley Wilson, Helen Jeglic, Sandra Aubuchon, to name a few, as well as Jennifer Bowman, Karen Mattson, Karen Whitworth and Mary Carole. Roxann started painting on canvas about 7 years ago. She is a retired teacher from the Anchorage School District and taught for 30 years. She is married and has one daughter. Roxann considers herself a beginner/intermediate when it comes to fine art canvas painting. She uses all techniques to create what she thinks is pleasing.