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Magic Hat Presents

Art Space

Jess Polanshek

August - September / Opening Reception August 3rd, 5-7pm


My illustrations are an escape into the the world of an imagined forest smothered in intricate patterns and vivid color. They start with a vaguely sketched animal that slowly grows into a visual story filled with curiosity. Each scratch of the pen and stroke of the brush building upon a white page slowly layer and grow into a glimpse of the forest. This process will always hold a certain sense of magic for me that I try to convey to the viewer. My art is not about concrete impressions or high realism but a sense of wonder and a deep appreciation for the natural world.

Follow her art on Instagram @polanshek


About the Art Space


The Magic Hat ArtSpace was introduced in 2012 on the Artifactory tour ramp and showcases local artists and their work. Selected artists will typically be featured for two months. When a new artist is chosen, we will hold a reception on the first Friday of that month to coincide with Art Map Burlington’s First Friday Art Walk. All of the artwork displayed in this space can be purchased directly from the artists.

If you are interested in showing your work at the ArtSpace email Katie.DeWitt@magichat.net

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