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Art On the Divide Cooperative Gallery
Art On the Divide Cooperative Gallery’s featured artist events return with an artist’s reception for Christine Springer May 2 from 1-4 p.m.
Springer has several landscape oil paintings from her time in Arizona and New Mexico currently on display at AODC. She will be AODC’s featured artist in May for a special show titled Town and Country.
She earned a bachelor of fine arts in interior design from Arizona State University in the ’70s and became attracted to southwestern landscapes and the natural light of the high desert. Using brilliant color, defining shapes, interesting light and expressive brushstrokes, Springer paints both outside directly from life (en plein air) and from original photographs she has taken from her travels in the United States, Europe and western Turkey.
She wants the viewer to feel her passion and emotion from her paintings, calling her style realism mixed with impressionism. Her painting heroes are Georgia O’Keefe, Edgar Payne, Wayne Thiebaud, Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth. Not only did she study interior design but printmaking with Geraldine Russell in New Mexico and most recently oil painting under Randy Blasquez in the style called Russian impressionism.
The public is invited to attend the reception as well as enjoy refreshments served in the gallery’s garden with entertainment provided by pianist Mary Beth Dowd.
AODC welcomes visitors to the gallery and requests that people be respectful of social distancing and wear masks while inside the gallery. The gallery will continue to follow state and local guidelines during this modified opening and provide great care to keep the gallery clean and sanitized. Hand sanitizer will be available for those wishing to handle art.
Art On the Divide Cooperative Gallery is currently open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It is located at 6295 Main St. in Georgetown. For more information visit artonthedivide.com or call (530) 333-2787.