paintings and mixed-media work of Apple River artist Mercedes
Govert are among those featured at the Hello Galena! gallery.
Ms. Govert's artistic signature may be summed up in a single
word -- flowers.
Long a mainstay
of Ms. Goverts still lifes, flowers became not only the subject
of her art but one of its media when she had the idea of incorporating
real flowers, carefully pressed and dried by her, into her work.
a floral still life in oils or watercolors, Govert adds pressed
flowers to prints of the finished piece, thereby creating a
kind of mixed-media marriage of art and nature.