Six artists share work inspired by their travel in Hot Shops newest exhibition, Pura Vida: Impressions of Costa Rica. The exhibit showcases the work of five local artists and one Costa Rican native artist who participated in an artistic, cultural exchange coordinated by the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery in Omaha. Co-op members Lori Elliott-Bartle, Cheri Ginsburg, Linda Hatfield, Judith Anthony Johnston and Katrina Methot-Swanson made the trip, which was originated by Elisa Morera, a Costa Rican native and incoming member to the gallery. New people, terrain, plants, animals, colors, textures and ideas experienced while traveling inspired Pura Vida: Impressions of Costa Rica, an exhibit that features art in a variety of media including paintings, prints, drawings and 3D work as well. In addition artists will host demonstrations, printmaking workshop (all ages) and studio tours from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11 and Sunday, Sept. 18.

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