Thursday, March 3, 2011

Shaw Galleries: Beauty, Strength, Reflection Art Exhibit April 1-30 2011 Pgh PA


PITTSBURGH, PA, 3/3/10 – Shaw Galleries is pleased to announce the opening on Friday, April 1, 2011 of "BEAUTY - STRENGTH - REFLECTION: Five Perspectives on the Female Form," an exhibit featuring five women artists from Pittsburgh in a remarkable Spring show of fine art paintings. The exhibition runs through Saturday, April 30. PLEASE NOTE NEW GALLERY HOURS are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Within their chosen medium, these five women share their perspectives on feminine form and style. Not to be confused with nude figurative studies, these new works convey an uninhibited simplicity, a quiet, sagacious strength and luminous nobility with the focus being color, light, texture and shape. Each artist has contributed individual works on paper and canvas, as well as a five-piece collaborative piece titled "Dressing Matters" that serves as a focal point of the show.

The opening is Friday, April 1 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.


Contemplation, an oil painting by Christine Swann


Towel Off, an oil painting by Claire Hardy


Sand Sculpture, a watercolor by Jeannie McGuire


Kissing Echo, an acrylic painting by Barbara Kern-Bush


Recollection, a watercolor by Peggi Habets

NOTE: Images represent the kind of work each artist is displaying in this show.

www.shawgalleries.com

805 Liberty Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Telephone: 412-281-4884



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