Wednesday, March 23, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Liza Myers at Green Mountain College in Poultney

Promises Kept

An exhibition of Current Paintings, Sculpture, and Clay Drawings
by Liza Myers

March 18 - April 15, 2011
Opening March 25, 5-7 pm
Feick Art Center
Green Mountain College
Poultney, Vermont

Promises Kept, a multimedia exhibition by Brandon artist Liza Myers, is now on display at Green Mountain College's Feick Fine Arts Center. A reception for the artist will be held at the Feick on Friday, March 25 from 5-7 p.m.

Myers refers to herself as a citizen of the western hemisphere, having lived, studied and traveled on both continents and beyond. "Visionary realism" is the term she uses to describe her paintings, using information from acute examination of the natural world to create a personal reality. Light, color and shadow inform us of a complex world of mystery and beauty. Promises Kept features lushly colorful acrylic paintings and ceramic sculpture.

Myers received her BFA from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M., and her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Md. She is an adjunct professor of art at Castleton State College and has shown her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the country and internationally.

Feick hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and Tuesday and Thursday from 12-6 p.m. The Feick is open to the public and there is no admission charge. "Promises Kept" will be on display from March 18-April 15.

Originally a carriage shed barn, the Feick Fine Arts Center has been renovated into a climate and light-controlled exhibit space, which serves as the main campus gallery. The gallery displays 8-10 exhibits per year, primarily drawing from the best regional artists in the Vermont and New England area. The gallery strives for diversity and has featured exhibits of painting, sculpture, environmental found art, photography, and mixed media including international exhibits from Wales and Korea.

The Feick continually seeks potential exhibits and welcomes artist inquiries.

Image: Jimson Weed with Towhee Nest. 40" x 56", acrylic on canvas