Tuesday, April 03, 2012

"Lessons from the Hive," art by Melissa Hronkin, is at Reflection Gallery

HANCOCK -- The Finlandia University Reflection Gallery, Hancock, is hosting an encaustics and sculpture exhibit, "Lessons from the Hive" by artist Melissa Hronkin, through April 21, 2012.

Encaustic paint/mixed media artwork by Melissa Hronkin. (Photo courtesy Finlandia University)

An opening reception for the artist will take place at gallery from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5. The reception is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.

In this collection of work, Hronkin continues her exploration of the textures and physical properties of beeswax and mixed media.

Encaustic paint/mixed media artwork by Melissa Hronkin. (Photo courtesy Finlandia University)

"A fascination with bees led me to experiment and explore the art of encaustic painting," she says. "I have always been fascinated with alchemy and thinking of the artist as an alchemist. Honeybees also do this; they spin gold."

Hronkin and her husband, John, operate Algomah Acres Honey Farm and Honey House -- a honey processing facility, art studio, and community art space in Greenland, Mich.

The Reflection Gallery is located on the second level of Finlandia’s Jutila Center campus, 200 Michigan St., Hancock.

For information, call 906-487-7375.

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