The public is invited to meet the artist at a reception at the Karpeles Museum on Saturday, June 9, from 2 to 4 p.m.
The artist Diane Churchill has a long and distinguished career in the region and beyond. She has exhibited extensively in New York City and elsewhere in the state, and her work has been presented in solo shows in California, North Carolina, and New Jersey. It has also appeared in Mexico, Spain, and France and has been included in the U.S. Art in Embassies exhibition in Belgrade, Serbia. Working in acrylic, pastel, and mixed media, she is known for the sensuous warmth of her saturated colors. Her compositions, at once subtle and intense, are generally not characterized by figuration but rather focus on an exploration of pure form and a gestural sweep of fluid motion. Deceptively simple in structure, they convey an impression of spontaneity informed, as she has explained, by the rhythmic flow of the stream that runs by her Garnerville, N.Y., studio. In 2002 Ms. Churchill was the founder and director of the International Children’s Tile Project, a permanent installation of tiles by children from the U.S., Israel, Switzerland, South Africa, Mexico, and Morocco, in Van Cortland Park in the Bronx, N.Y. Her work is in many public collections, including those of Bellevue Hospital and Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City and Grolier Publications in Danbury, Connecticut.
The exhibit will be on display Thursday, June 7 – Sunday, August 26, 2012
Museum Hours: Thu.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and , Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m. Admission is always free.