Athentic’s next art installation is by local artist Valley Stipemaas. Join us in the taproom to celebrate Valley’s incredible talent with craft beer and live music by Diotima, The Priestess. More about the artist below.
Valley (they/them) finds inspiration from wildlife as well as wildlife and the contortion and study of anatomy. Their day job as a wildlife rehabber and caretaker gives them a front-row seat in the trials and drama of wildlife anatomy while they are providing the care their animals need. They continue to watch and admire the autonomy and intelligence of animals living in the wild and hope to emanate that individualism in their art. They use small pens to create realistic, yet stylistically flared portraits and scenes. Using such intricate utensils allows them to focus and study the minute details in animal and monster anatomy alike. The more you look at their pieces the more you see.