Monday, April 25, 2011

Catalyst – Recent Works by Courtney M. Leonard, Artspace 105

*Catalyst – Recent Works by Courtney M. Leonard*

May 4-28, 2011


Character #1 - 48"x24", Mixed Media on Canvas, 2010

Character #2 - 48"x24", Mixed Media on Canvas, 2010

Contact #1 - 36"x48", Mixed Media on Canvas, 2010

Contact #2 - 36"x48", Mixed Media on Canvas, 2010

*Catalyst – Recent Works by Courtney M. Leonard*

May 4-28, 2011


105 East Eighth Avenue

Homestead, PA 15120

(Next to the Homestead Grays Bridge)

On street parking available on 7th or 8th Avenues)

Presented by Steel Valley Arts Council, a not for profit arts organization serving the areas of Homestead, West Homestead, and Munhall.

In, *Catalyst* Courtney M. Leonard, a member of the Shinnecock Nation, and recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, explores the evolution of language, image, and culture through mixed media pieces of video, audio, and tangible objects.

The Shinnecock Nation is located on their traditional lands towards the east end of Long Island, New York. The proximity of the reservation with the Hamptons and NYC puts the varied worlds described by the artist into sharp relief. “The only way to truly know a people is through the people themselves, objects hold only pieces of time - we carry the rest,” says Leonard.

*About Courtney M. Leonard*

Coutney M. Leonard was born in Nashua, New Hampshire. She holds an Associates of Fine Arts in Museum Studies & Three Dimensional Design from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Alfred University’s New York College of Ceramics in Alfred, New York, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. Her work has been exhibited in many states around the United States including Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New Mexico, and Arizona. Leonard has also exhibited internationally including Toronto, Canada and Farnham, UK. She has taught ceramics in various schools around the United States, and has curated exhibitions in Rhode Island and New Mexico.

*Catalyst – Recent Works by Courtney M. Leonard* will be on view at artspace105 from May 4-28, 2011. Gallery hours will be Wednesdays from 6 p.m.–9 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. (except opening reception). An opening reception will be held from 7 p.m.–10 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2011.

For more information, contact the Steel Valley Arts Council at


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