Works by visual artist Kathleen O'Brien of Mercer County will be exhibited in two shows this fall.
O'Brien's works will be in "Honoring the Ancestors" at the Weyrich Gallery in Albuquerque, N.M., as well as "Her Mark" at Womanmade Gallery in Chicago. Both exhibits are featuerd at the galleries in October. O'Brien works in mixed media collage, oil paints and crafts.
"Honoring the Ancestors" features works by three artists: O'Brien's two-dimensional work, a sculptor and a jeweler. O'Brien's pieces are collages from papers that she paints and treats with water media. They are hinged inside shadow box frames.
In reflection of the theme "Honoring the Ancestors," O'Brien is using trees and leaves of trees as the main symbol for the ancestors.