Wednesday, March 23, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Robin LaHue at Gifford Medical Center art gallery in Randolph

Paintings by Robin LaHue of Northfield Falls will hang in the Gifford Medical Center art gallery from March 30 to May 25.

An accomplished artist, LaHue's work has been featured on publication covers and in solo and juried exhibits around Vermont.

An artist since her early years, LaHue has taken art classes at the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, N.Y., Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Conn., the Farmington Valley Arts Center in Avon, Conn., and Studio Place Arts in Barre, where she is a member. She is also a member of The South End Arts and Business Association of Burlington and is on the board of the Art Resource Association in Montpelier.

LaHue primarily works in water-soluble oils of late. "I have found them to be a remarkably forgiving medium," she says. "I paint on layers, scrub and wash them off and play with the results. Sometimes I put a whole painted canvas in the sink or bathtub, or even outside in a summer rainstorm, and let the water drops work their magic."

Watercolors, collages and mixed media will also be part of her Gifford show. LaHue calls her paintings "a spiritual path" and "a journey of discovery."

"Trees play a major role," she notes. "I admire the way their branches reach out to heaven while their roots are firmly entwined into the earth. They sway and bend with the wind, going along with the flow of life."

Gifford Medical Center is located at 44 S. Main St. (Route 12 south of the village) in Randolph. The gallery is just inside the main entrance to the left. The show is free and open to the public. Call Gifford Volunteer Coordinator Julie Fischer at (802) 728-2324 to learn more.

LaHue's work is also on display at O'Maddi's Café and Deli in Northfield this May.

Image: October Crossing, water soluble oils, 2009