2000 Hines/Zemsky Class
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October 15 & 16, 2000
Jack Hines and Jessica Zemsky Workshop

For more information or registration
Bonnie Norrod (605-342-4441, bonnie_norrod@yahoo.com)
  Judy Lehner (605-348-7802, jlehner@enetis.net)

In conjunction with the Northern Plains Watercolor Society 5th Annual Exhibition, a two day workshop will be taught by Jessica Zemsky and Jack Hines. Each will give emphasis to specialties within their respective areas of interest and expertise in the use of water media (gouache and/or transparent watercolor). Workshop will include the instructors’ respective philosophies of art, attitudes toward subject matter, setting out and achievement of goals, and the quest for excellence. 


Sunday, October 15

9am - 12pm
Dahl Art Center
Rapid City

A “from life” portrait demonstration by Jessica using gouache and a transparent watercolor demonstration of a representational subject by Jack will be in the morning of the first day. 
1 - 4 pm
First Congregational Church
1200 Clark St., Rapid City
The hands-on workshop will begin in the afternoon, emphasizing areas in which the presenters excel 
Monday, October 16

9am - 12pm, 1 - 4pm
First Congregational Church

Continuation of the workshop
The next day participants will continue to work on individual paintings with both instructors lending help and suggestions.

Presenters Biographies

Jack Hines was born on a farm in eastern Nebraska, close by the Platte River and beside the Oregon Trail His devotion to art has led him far from that rural beginning to schooling and the professional practice of painting for over fifty-five years. The Art Center College of Design, Choinard Art Institute and the Art Students League have been sources of education in the field. His artist wife, Jessica Zemsky provides working companionship and deep motivation for his work. The historic and contemporary west, the wonders of marine life and the mature cultures found in their frequent painting trips to Europe, provide the impetus for their expressions in art. Jack is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society.

The warm human portraits of Jessica Zemsky are instantly recognizable. The signature of this talented and cultured woman resides in her ability to bring love, warmth, humanity and depth of feeling to her work, along with consummate artistic skill. All this is possible because Jessica Zemsky, born in New York City to Russian emigrant parents, was exposed throughout her life to the arts - music, dance, drama, as well as the visual arts. Educated in art at Pratt Institute and the Art Students League, she pursued a successful career in New York before joining her husband, artist Jack Hines, in Montana in 1976. They have made a very considerable joint impact on the artistic life of the region, while maintaining their own uniqueness as artists and teachers of art.

Founding members of North West Rendezvous, Jessica and Jack are frequent travelers to other countries, finding new inspiration but always seeking out the human dimension to express in their individual ways.



Northern Plains Watercolor Society
PO Box 849 - Rapid City SD 57709