(Above: Other Life 4 by Max rink, member of Museum of Techno Art)

Edited by Randi Bjornstad

“Techno” art is the major theme for March 2024 at the Emerald Art Center in downtown Springfield.

A show by the Museum of Techno Art, or MTA, presents art that has a technological or industrial theme, shining a spotlight on the products of human invention, “retrofuturism,” and imagined machines of the future.

Artists whose work appears in the show are Joe Mross, Barbora Bakalarova, Max Rink, Steve La Riccia, Rob Bolman, Neil Conner, Paul Brown, as well as others.

In addition, the Emerald Art Center is displaying work by three of its featured members: Shirley Reade, Jo Dunnick, and Sarah Bloom Kinser.

Reade’s display focuses on beautiful coastal scenes she has encountered while vacationing in locations around the world, resulting in amassing 400 reference photos of seas and birds, from which she created traditional paintings as well as adding multimedia elements such as sand, shells, and driftwood.

Dunnick’s exhibit is titled Color and Water … Tell A Story, which include pieces that are especially meaningful to her, paintings that she says have come to her through effort or, in some cases, have “magically appeared” when she “just happened to be holding the brush.”

Landscapes of Oregon is Bloom Kinser’s selection of her acrylic landscapes, which include scenes painted from her boat along local rivers during spring and summer months.

And, as always, the center presents new work from various other of its members during March.

Shows at the Emerald Art Center

When: through March 29, 2024

Where: 500 Main St., Springfield

Regular Gallery Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday

Special event: Open for Second Friday Art Walk from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on March 8

Riding with the Spirits by Jo Dunnick