The Millcreek Arts Council and Millcreek Library are excited to present the artist Jill Buckmiller and the Evergreen Junior High Stem Students. A reception will be held on April 7 from 6-7 PM highlighting their art displays. Father and daughter duo Aaron and Lyla Herrema will be performing.
Jill Buckmiller shared,
“All my life, people have asked me when I started making art. There is no answer, as I was an artist before I was born. It’s simply an integral part of my identity. I love creating art in any and all forms—from oil and watercolor painting, drawing in charcoal and colored pencil, fiber arts and ceramics.
In the beginning, I had supportive parents and numerous teachers. I have a husband who puts up with creativity in literally every room in the house, which now overflows into an off-site studio. My children and grandchildren have put up with being my models and art critics. Fortunately, over the years, they have all developed an eye for good design.
I received a degree in graphic design in 1984 B.C. (before computers). Then went on to a BFA in Art Teaching with a minor in Chemistry. After teaching high school Science and Art in residential treatment centers for 16 years, I now make art full time. I live and work in Holladay, UT.
My goal with my paintings is create a sense of joy and love. I want all who view my art to feel a connection to the divine within themselves, and an overflowing of love from our Heavenly Father. This is really important to me. There is so much hopelessness and despair in the world, and I want to create a little bit of peace and hope in my corner of it. I would be eternally grateful to have my collectors see my artwork not only as a bright spot on their walls, but as a conduit to joy.
I sell art through my website: JillBuckmillerFineArt.com, Instagram: Jill McBride Buckmiller, and email: Jillbuckmiller@gmail.com
The Evergreen Junior High 6th STEM students have answered NASA’s call for innovation! The Artemis missions, NASA will land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. We’re going back to the Moon for scientific discovery, economic benefits, and inspiration for a new generation of explorers: the Artemis Generation (NASA.gov). Students from Ms. Lehnardt’s Evergreen Junior High 6th STEM class applied the NASA Engineering Process to create blueprints and construct lunar bases for future Artemis astronauts.
Lyla Herrema has been playing music and singing since she was 7 years old, starting with the ukulele, and adding mandolin and piano to her repertoire since. She loves taking any opportunity to play, especially if it’s a chance to play with her dad.