“Creative Mix” features the work of Donna Geist Buch, Farideh Azad and Sharon Tanner. The three artists have joined together to create what promises to be an inspiring, stimulating and engaging exhibition. Each artist has incorporated her own distinct style; love for color; and use of mixed media, to create a compelling and creative exhibition.

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Donna, originally from Louisiana, works primarily with acrylic paint, building up multiple layers of luminescent colors and textures with gel medium through an intuitive process. Her large expressive abstract paintings give the viewer not only pause for contemplation, but also a conceptual journey. Her work has been displayed both in the US and in Japan.

Inspired by her rich heritage of 2,500 years of Iranian arts and design, Farideh divides her time between glass blowing and ceramics, which she has be doing for the past 30 years and 12 years respectively. Her process involves use of strong colors as in her glass pieces and carving, sgraffito, inlay and applique and glazes to build the beautiful surface decorations of her ceramics.

Watercolor artist, Sharon Tanner is incorporating collage and other mediums in her newest mixed media work. An intuitive painter, she responds to what has already been placed on the paper. The bird images came from that intuitive place. Though birds hold many symbolisms, in this case, they are her muses. They are a jumping off place to begin her painting, which are about color, line and design.

The exhibition opens Saturday, October 5th at Topanga Canyon Gallery with an artist reception. The public is invited.

On view: September 25 through October 20

What: Opening reception
Where: Topanga Canyon Gallery, 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite 109, Topanga, CA 90290
When: October 5, 2013, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm