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“Oxygen: Creative Expression in the Second Act”
March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
[A Women’s History Month exhibit and discussion with artist Lynne St. Clare Foster about the influence, role and value of creative expression while aging. New paintings by 90 year old Elmsford artist Adele Yale will also be on exhibit.]
Lynne St. Clare Foster lives and works as an illustrator in New York City. She received her BFA from Pratt Institute and her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in the “Illustration as Visual Essay” program.
The focus of her illustration is on the “Conceptual Portrait” where idea and form converge. “My goal is to translate raw emotion into a visual image, thus able to enlighten, amuse, or sometimes even disturb,” say Ms. Foster. Her clients include The Red Betty Theatre, Cincinnati Magazine, Delaware Today Magazine, Congregations, and Mainline Today. She is a monthly contributor to the Brooklyn based newspaper The Indypendent. Her work is included in “Artists Against the War” a publication of poems and images depicting illustrators’ views on war. Her photography has been included in one-woman and group exhibits including, The Malcolm X Shabazz Center and Arthouse New York. She is a professor at Pratt Institute, and at City College in NYC.
Ms. Foster has just completed mounting a solo show in Kuala Lumpar Malaysia entitled “And then Comes a Dream,” and is presently in a group show at the University of Malaya.
Her illustration “IF I WAS MADE OF CAKE, I’d eat myself before someone else could” has recently been accepted into the Society of Illustrators L.A. Annual show.
Her exhibit in the Madeleine Gutman Gallery will run from March 1st thru April 30th. A meet-the-artist, Women’s History Month discussion of creative expression in the lives of older adults will take place at Greenburgh Town Hall on Saturday, March 16th, from 1 – 3 pm. The public is invited to this free event. Town Hall is accessible and there is free parking.