The Depot Gallery continues to feature the work of Oklahoma City artist Stacey D. Miller through April 29. A reception will be held from 6 to 9 pm on April 8 in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Art Walk. Jazz duo Rachel Brashear and Aaron Tomasko will provide live music beginning at 7:30 pm.
Rachel Brashear, based in Oklahoma Ciy, has been writing and performing her whole life. In the spirit of her inspirations, Nina Simone and Joni Mitchell, Rachel performs original material with her jazz trio, which includes Tomasko on bass. A typical setlist might include standards such as 'Solitude' and 'Love for Sale', working to compliment and contrast the original material from Rachel's own repertoire, combining to create a unique sound and message.
Stacey D. Miller, though technically adept in a large array of media, considers herself to be a mixed media artist with a primary focus in printmaking. “Through Natural Impressions-Evolved, I’ve captured impressions of my youth” Miller says. “Using natural plant materials and a printmaking embossment technique similar to collagraphy, I draw together elements of color that define the initial mood of the work I’m creating. These layers of color are then embellished with subjective elements created in drawing media, lithography and etching processes. Once the character components are in place I add the finishing layers of color and/or collage to close each composition.” The resulting works are rich in imagery and vivid color.
Stacey has exhibited her artwork nationally in over eighty solo, group, invited, permanent, and juried exhibitions. Her work is collected by educational institutes, companies and private collectors throughout the United States and abroad.