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Area Voices: Artist Jane Ryan

There's always hope... nothing is as dark as you think. Ever. - Jane Ryan

Jane Ryan's first solo exhibit is titled Purgatory and currently on show at the Crossing Arts Alliance in downtown Brainerd.  The series consists of  ten large scale graphite images that include an amalgam of objects found in the garage along with two human figures trapped in purgatory. 

... The idea of purgatory ... kind of a random thought came to me. What happens...do two like souls ever find each other...in all the universe, do they ever find each other? ... That was the start of it. - Jane Ryan

In this Area Voices segment, Jane discusses how her project came to be, how establishing boundaries for her ideas actually allowed for more freedom in her art, and how her father influenced her creativity.