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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Art opening in Cheshire Sunday

The Picture Framer Artshack Gallery
96 Elm St., Hartford, (203) 272-2500
Ruth McWhirter
Jan., 2008
Opening reception: Sun., Jan. 13, 2—4 p.m.

Press release

During the month of January, the Picture Framer's Artshack Gallery will feature the artwork of Wallingford resident, Ruth Mcwhirter.

Working primarily in watercolor, McWhirter's paintings reflect the landscape around New England and Hilton Head, South Carolina. She has been painting since the late 1950's and a participant in the Wickford, Rhode Island Art Festival every summer for many years. This show features 19 watercolors and includes landscapes, seascapes, and still lifes.

McWhirter has attended numerous workshops of well-known artists at the Rhode Island School of Design, CCRI and of artists including Rex Brandt, John Pike, Helen Van Wyk, Ed Whitney, Jean Dobie and others. She began first as a student under Foster Caddell of Voluntown, Connecticut. McWhirter has won various prizes at juried shows around the area.

McWhirter says. "For me, painting is the attempt to catch the beauty of a moment forever."

An artist reception is planned for Sunday, Jan. 13, from 2—4 p.m. This reception is free and open to the public.


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