Artist Reception: Elizabeth Steele, "Recent Paintings & Collage"

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Art Exhibit

Age Group:

Adults , Seniors
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Program Description

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This January, we are pleased to host, Recent Paintings & Collage, an exhibit of mixed media paintings by Elizabeth Steele. View the exhibit on display on the 1st & 2nd Floors from Wed. 1/4 through Mon. 1/30. 

The public is also invited to join the artist for a reception at the library on Sat. 1/28 from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM.

About the exhibit:

“I would describe my artistic process as an experimental, ‘anything goes’ way of working—constantly experimenting with and combining new and different media with the goal of achieving different moods through the use of saturated color layers, often combined with collage elements. My work, while often abstract, aims to juxtapose realistic elements within more ethereal backdrops. Currently, I am working with oil paint, cold wax medium, gouache, alcohol ink, and collage. I am inspired by exploring different cities and landscapes and finding new ways to translate those experiences into creative visual expression.”—Elizabeth Steele

About the artists:

Elizabeth Steele is an artist who has lived on the Connecticut shoreline since 1990. She is from Cleveland, Ohio, and studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art before moving to Connecticut and completing her BA in Studio Art at Southern CT State University. After graduation, Elizabeth held many jobs in the field of art, among them textile design (Remington Apparel), Color and Color Consultant (Cesar Pelli and Associates), and art teacher (Guilford Art Center, Creative Arts Workshop). She is a member of the Guilford Art League and the Willoughby Wallace Library Keyes Gallery Art Committee. A few of the artists who have most influenced her work are Richard Diebenkorn, Hans Hoffmann, and Michael Mew. Since 2006, she has been employed by the Peabody Museum of Natural History in the Department of Public Education, and spends her free time traveling, catering, and painting. Her work has been exhibited at several galleries in the Northeast and is in many private collections. Upcoming projects include murals for Native American exhibits at the Dudley Farm Museum and the New York Historical Society.  


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