DANSVILLE — Join Dansville ArtWorks as it welcomes Shawna Apps to the solo exhibit space for January and February.


Shawna has a variety of work in different media. She writes:


"I have always seen the world different from those around me. To me, the grass isn't green, the sky isn't blue, the animals aren't just animals. Instead, I see a variety of colors that shift moment-by-moment in the landscapes and in the animals that have their own individual personalities. I incorporate this into my art in many ways, from giving animals expressive eyes that seem to communicate with their viewers, to partially mixing greens to emulate subtle differences in the landscapes, to using multiple colors to capture each sky.


“We live such fast-paced lives that we overlook the beautiful world surrounding us. We miss out on watching ocean foam play on the sand at the beach, the changing colors of the sunset, the different personalities of birds playing in the yard. It is my goal to connect viewers to the world around them so they can rediscover its beauty. And if even one viewer is inspired to slow down and do that, I have succeeded in my work. "


Start the new year off with some inspiring art - opening reception with the artist is on Jan. 10 from 6 - 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided.


Dansville ArtWorks is a volunteer run, nonprofit arts organization located at 153 Main Street, Dansville. The arts center is open Thursday and Friday 12-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and others hours for special events. For more information, www.dansvilleartworks.com, 585.335.4746, dansvilleartworks@gmail.com