Nov 17, 2021 11:15 AM

'Roaming House: A Journey Home' set to open in Russell

Posted Nov 17, 2021 11:15 AM
<i>Roaming House: A Journey Home by<b>&nbsp;</b></i>Joey Embers
Roaming House: A Journey Home by Joey Embers

RUSSELL — Opening reception of Roaming House: A Journey Home at the Deines Cultural Center from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday from 5-7 p.m. for Joey Embers.

In 2001, Joey Embers, a Kansas native from McPherson County, received a BA in studio art from Bethany College. It’s during this time that Joey found passion for learning and a strong sense of identity with a paint brush in hand and usually a charcoal-smeared face.

The paintings in this show come from a larger body of work called A Roaming House, a journey home that was started in 2014.  The series depicts a house suspended in an endless shifting landscape of time and emotions. Using bold vibrant colors and a wide range of marks Joey leads the viewer on a journey through a surreal mindscape. The composition of each painting starts to reveal a dialogue between each of them. If you change the order and the relationships of the paintings, they will tell a different story.

Joey’s exhibition of paintings will be in the Deines Gallery from November 19 to January 5.

The Deines is located in Russell at 820 N. Main Street and is open 12-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Saturday and Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Call 1-758-483-3742 for information.