Artist of the Month
The walls of Burlap and Bean are currently
featuring the work of Jennifer Monahan and Regina Joans.
Jennifer Monahan's paper sculptures reveal the interplay between her
exacting eye for detail and her whimsical nature, not to mention her
considerable patience! Her imagination and meticulous craftsmanship
transform ordinary colored paper into extraordinary and one-of-a-kind pieces
of art. Regardless of the subject matter, her unique style and technique
create vibrant pieces that are as simple as they are complex.
Jennifer is a self-taught artist from Portland, Oregon. Her original
hand-cut, 3-dimensional works are composed of 100% acid-free archival paper
and are created using an X-Acto knife, needle, and glue. The materials are
intricately cut and assembled on different levels to create the varying
shadows which produce the unique 3-D effect. Although she has worked in
other media, Jennifer prefers using paper for the depth and texture it
Artist Regina Joans shares images full of motion, touring through the
seasons of the outdoors and of life. Through a deep engagement with the
world around her, Regina's photographs provoke exploration and becoming as
she shares her story in the midst of life's unraveling.
With a deep sense of curiosity, she is inspired by the life she takes in
everyday, living robert frost's words, "Create and stir others to create,"
believing there is creativity in everyone.
If you are interested in displaying artwork, please
email our cultural arts director at