COREEN ZERR, DON & KRISTA ZEGHERS
Over the past decade the three artists have been working together. The photographer, Don Zeghers, takes artistic photos during vacations and daily events that often inspire Krista Zeghers and Coreen Zerr. Together the three artists will confer on various photos that can be combined or altered to produce a new image. Sometimes Don will go out and purposefully find photographic subject matter specific to the fibre artists’ needs. A triangle of collaboration has occurred.
The exhibit, “Three, Two, One – Create” is a play on words, but has a larger meaning for this show. There are three artists (Don Zeghers, Krista Zeghers and Coreen Zerr) using two artistic mediums (photography and fibre art) in one exhibit to depict the creative process.
Each of the pieces in “Three, Two, One – Create” involves a collaboration between the artists. One piece, Serengeti Moment, exemplifies collaboration between all three artists. Two of Don’s African images were chosen to inspire one fibre art piece. Krista and Coreen collaborated across 3,000 miles, coming together only twice to complete the piece. Serengeti Moment has been a very popular piece, has toured extensively in the USA and Canada, and has won many awards for the three artists!
Other collaborations involve Don, the photographer, and one fibre artist, either Krista or Coreen. The process begins with Don and one of the fibre artists discussing images. Once one specific photograph of Don’s is chosen the fibre artist uses that image to create a design. When completed the fibre art piece is then labeled with the original photo crediting the photographer. Don then photographs the completed fibre artwork that can then be used for exhibit submissions, gallery books, note cards, calendars, etc. A truly recursive relationship for the three artists!!
Krista Zeghers Biography: Krista and her husband, Don, live in the small town of Treherne, located in the Tiger Hills region of Manitoba and they winter in Mesa, Arizona. For inspiration and collegiality, Krista belongs to Fibre Arts Network (FAN) in Canada; Fibre Arts Divas and Textile and Fibre Artists of Manitoba (TFAM) in Manitoba; and Mavericks and Fibre Artist Meet and Explore (FAME) while in Arizona. Various fibre art works of Krista’s have hung at galleries and juried quilt shows across North America including the Manitoba Central Region Juried Art Show, Tiger Hills Arts Association Gallery, Manitoba Prairie Quilt Show, Canadian Juried Show, Grand Nationals, Arizona Quilt Show and Road to California Quilt Show.
Don Zeghers Biography: Don and his wife, Krista, reside in rural Manitoba. Don farmed for many years in the Holland area. He became interested in photography as a way to capture nature’s beauty. He is inspired by landscapes, scenery, and urban images. He enjoys photographing in both local and foreign areas. He has displayed his works through the Tiger Hills Arts Association, Central Region Juried Art Show and the Rural and Northern Art Shows in Manitoba.
Coreen Zerr Biography: Living and photographing on picturesque Vancouver Island furnishes Coreen with exquisite natural images. She uses images to draw her viewer into the scene to experience and enjoy the beauty. Coreen’s interpretation of the landscape and nature leans toward a realistic voice, as she constantly experiments with new techniques and products to incorporate reality into her pieces. Coreen’s fibre art works have been displayed throughout North America and she is also a highly regarded fibre art teacher.
Artist Bio : Born and raised in Manitoba, Father and sister by her side, surrounded by big dreams, laughter, and love. She grew up into a strong, beautiful, brilliant young woman with a crazy passion for life, and capturing its moments. She provides light through dark times, peace in chaos, and love when its needed most. Her desire to live her life to the fullest, is everything. Not wasting a moment of any day, she pushes and pushes until she gets where she wants to be, and once she gets there she keeps pushing. She is diligent, she is focused, yet she is humble in her success. Her journey is still just beginning, yet shes already come so far.
Summer Delight Photography has a way of making you feel like her best friend. She brings out confidence in everyone she works with. She feels the moments, and captures them so you’re able to hang on to those memories forever. Whether it be your little one who just came into the world, or the moment you asked someone to spend the rest of your lives together, or showcasing what your most passionate about. She holds herself to high standards and is continuously raising the bar. She is diligent, focused, fearless and full of life as shown through her images. Her art is beautiful, and timeless.