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Artists Jena Kodesh and Jill Webber will discuss their exhibit Layered Lives currently on display at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center.
Jena Kodesh, a graduate of Oklahoma State University (OSU), holds a bachelor of fine arts degree with double majors in studio art and art history, along with a masters of arts degree in education. She is a graduate of the Oklahoma Leadership Arts Program and a recipient of the Governor’s Arts in Education Award. After completing National Board Certification, Kodesh began instructing two-dimensional art and art appreciation classes for Northern Oklahoma College. She is currently an honoree of the Journal Record’s 50 Making a Difference and a 2018 candidate for Oklahoma Woman of the Year. She enjoys promoting the arts and arts education across the state. Her artwork validates a love for organic form.
Jill Webber is a newcomer to the fine art scene, having spent her career teaching high school art. She loves to capture the beauty of simple things people pass by every day, especially views in nature and in surrounding landscapes. In order to find the material for her paintings, she often hikes around in wooded areas or in the mountains in northern New Mexico. She enjoys observing how the time of day and the changing of the seasons can alter the beauty of a certain area or object. During the past three years, Webber became one of the five founding members of the Art Advocates, a volunteer group dedicated to supporting the OSU Museum of Art in advancing art and art education in the Stillwater community. She is presently serving as a cochair for this year’s events. In addition, Webber serves on the Selection Committee of Modella Art Gallery.