Friday, June 4, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: "Art from Life" to Open at Feick Fine Arts Center, Poultney

POULTNEY - In her art, Vermont artist Linda Durkee seeks to "celebrate the power of beauty and communicate the energy of joy." "Art from Life," an exhibit opening at Green Mountain College's Feick Fine Arts Center May 24, features her mixed media collage. The opening reception is June 4 from 5 - 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Linda, who returned to Vermont in 2001, has been a painter for 29 years. She studied art privately in Washington D.C. while juggling work as a journalist at the Bureau of National Affairs in Washington D.C. She also served as a speechwriter at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and from 1998 - 2000 led a global communications effort at the U.N. Environment Program in Geneva, Switzerland.

Linda's work is included in private collections in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. She has been featured in solo and group shows at venues across Vermont and in Washington D.C. and Chicago.

"In my paintings and collages, I combine vibrant colors with dynamic shapes to capture landscapes and mindscapes," she says in her artist statement. "My pen and ink drawings speak to intellectual and emotional journeys. I am engaged in projects to combine my art and writing."

The Feick Fine Arts Center is open from Monday - Friday from 1 - 5 p.m. "Art from Life" will be on display through June 25.