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Circle of Life - Then and Now

Grace Shanley

January 8 through March 4, 2012


Patrick Emerging, Arcylic underpainting and pastel
Multidisciplinary artist Grace Shanley's new exhibit "Circle of Life - Then and Now," focuses on images of her six children and husband as her subject. The selection of work ranges from printmaking and pastel to painting. The idea of her love and connection to her large and growing family has been a continuing theme in the artists work. Through the use of a variety of mixed media, she presents portraits and landscapes that relate to family, place, memory and relationships. One might say that her choice of imagery is highly personal, but at the same time it speaks universally to the sense of parental love.