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First Friday Art Night-Jill Hoffman
April 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Visit the Museum of the Earth on First Friday Art Night, April 6, 2018, from 5-8 pm, to see mixed media animal portraits with a supernatural twist by Ithaca artist Jill Hoffman. The Museum will be open for extended evening hours for this show in the Museum’s Gift Shop.
An artist “for as long as I can remember,” Jill Hoffman studied studio arts and visual communication in high school, winning a National Gold Key from the Scholastic Art Awards. After high school, she completed a scientific illustration internship and went on to obtain a degree in Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2008.
Her artwork stems from a deep interest in animals, nature and the symbols behind them. Fantasy, folklore, spirituality and ghost stories are inspirations for her work.
While much of her early work was digitally based, during college she shifted back into working in more traditional media. She utilizes a wide range of media including acrylics, watercolors, micron pens, gouache, charcoal, graphite, and chalk pastels. Hoffman says, “I like to experiment, so I find myself exploring and working with different materials often.”
You can find Hoffman’s work at Handwork Artisan Co-op in Downtown Ithaca and on Etsy (www.etsy.com/shop/thedreamwood), as well as local and regional craft markets. In addition to her two-dimensional work, she has a penchant for painting on lake stones. You can follow her artwork on Instagram @the.dreamwood and Facebook, “The Art of Jill Hoffman”
Light refreshments will be served, and Hoffman will be on hand to talk about her work. Admission to her show in the Museum’s Gift Shop is free, regular admission rates apply to Museum exhibits. Hoffman’s artwork will be on display through the end of May.
While you are there, take the opportunity to enjoy an evening at the Museum of the Earth, which is open extended evening hours on First Fridays. Included in museum admission is the “Mapping the Planets in Silk and Sound” special exhibit by artist Mary Edna Fraser.