Exhibiting in the State Theater Lobby until Nov 3
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
Constrained by a patriarchal society, female artists are grossly underrepresented in museums, galleries, and other permanent collections. Director Frances Morris of Tate Modern said, “My advice to women in the arts today is that it is a changed world. But it really is still a case of pushing and pushing and making opportunities and never being complacent.”
Creating an opportunity for female artists in our community to showcase their work, I have hopefully taken a small step to rectify the unequal access women have to gallery space.
–Lucy Gentry Meltzer
MEET THE ARTISTS
The Artists are Linda Andrews, Susan Aurand, Lois Beck, Lynette Charters, Susan Christian, Llyn De Danaan, Doyle Fanning, Marilyn Frasca, Nicole Gugliotti, Becky Knold, Diane Kurzyna, Jennifer Lauer, Mariella Luz, Anne de Marcken, Mary McCann, Lucy Gentry Meltzer, Michelle Pope, Cyrra Robinson, Joby Shimomura, Julie Simpson, Rene Westbrook and Julia Zay
SELECTED COMMENTARY FROM THE ARTISTS
I have been a sculptor, photographer and multi-media artist for 40 years, winning awards in fine arts, sculpture and photography. I have been honored to exhibit on both coasts and internationally. My wide-ranging interests and eclectic background have contributed to my diverse portfolio.
Like theater or poetry, painting is full of mystery and discovery. What it evokes is personal and changing. When I paint I don’t have a set intention. I paint because I want to touch something that is both timeless and fleeting: a sunrise, a mood…something fragile and significant. My paintings are not meant to be representational but to hold the essential emotional qualities of the experience. Subjects are chosen because they hold opportunity to explore color, a sense of place, character, or ambiance.
Whoever you are, you are beautiful. Allow yourself to…BLOOM LIKE A FLOWER.