"A Celtic Perspective" paintings by Maureen Outlaw Church, Anne McCune, and Phyllis Bryce Ely

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"A Celtic Perspective" paintings by Maureen Outlaw Church, Anne McCune, and Phyllis Bryce Ely

On Display From: Saturday, February 3 to Friday, March 2

Rochester artists Maureen Outlaw Church, Anne McCune, and Phyllis Bryce Ely announce the opening of “A Celtic Perspective,” an exhibit of new work at the Little Theater Cafe Gallery (240 East Ave, Roch NY) on view from February 3 to March 2, 2018. The exhibit is free and open to the public during Little Theater Cafe hours (Sun-Thu, 5-10 PM and Fri & Sat, 5-11 PM). All are welcome to attend an artists reception Sunday, February 4, 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

Works in this exhibit are inspired by a September 2017 encaustic painting workshop at the Burren Art College in Ballyvaughan, Ireland led by Rochester artist Kathryn Bevier and Irish artist Lora Murphy.

Maureen, Anne, and Phyllis were among nineteen artists from the US, Canada, Australia, England, and Ireland who gathered in County Clare for nearly two weeks to experience the ancient glacial limestone region and paint landscapes and portraits in encaustic wax.

Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, dates back to the Romano-Egyptian Fayum mummy portraits from the 1st Century BC. Modern encaustic paints combine pigments with pharmaceutical grade beeswax and damar resin. Artists work with paints on a heated palette, often an electric pancake griddle. This group of artists worked with encaustic paints produced and shipped from Rochester, NY by Enkaustikos, a Rochester Art Supply company and leader in providing quality art materials.

Visitors to “A Celtic Perspective” will see paintings in encaustic wax, oil, and acrylic, and monotypes depicting moody landscapes, dramatic cliffs, rock formations, sacred archaeological sites, animals, and intimate portraits.

Maureen, Anne, and Phyllis welcome the public to the Little Theater Cafe Gallery to share their visual experience of the extreme beauty and mysticism that characterizes The Burren region of Ireland.