October 05, 2014
An opening reception from 2:00pm-4:00pm, for Lora Shelley’s artwork displaying in the Cafe during the month of October 2014. The exhibit will feature the artist’s recent work, paintings and handmade print-work.
Shelley’s narrative paintings delve into the artist’s inner world… with reflections on childhood, and the rich dream-scape of a creative mind.
Sometimes dark and sometimes playful, Lora’s figurative works give a nod to her influences: Nolde, Munch, Gauguin, Kollwitz, Alice Neel, Bonnard, Van Gogh, Klimt, etc.
New paintings from Lora’s Diner Series (featuring diner waitresses with a nostalgic view of the classic American diner) will be on display, inspired by her residency in Rome with RISD’s European Honors Program.
Lora’s work has been exhibited and is in private collections worldwide… residing in Australia, Africa, Germany, Italy and France.
The Art in Embassies Program selected Lora’s work for exhibition in Lilongwe, Malawi from 2001-2003, then again from 2004-2007 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kinshasa. Her work was then purchased by the seated American Ambassador.
Locally, Shelley’s work has graced the covers of The Valley Table, The Country and Abroad, and Chronogram. Featured Artist in the Catskill Mountain Region Guide (July 2005). Nationally in Decor Magazine several times as well as Art Business News.
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