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Pennswood Art Gallery Hosts Opening Reception for Samantha Miller on Sunday, March 25, 2018

Posted on March 14, 2018 in Archived News, Community Highlight

On Sunday, March 25, 2018, an exhibit of work by Samantha Mitchell will open at The Pennswood Art Gallery, 1382 Newtown-Langhorne Rd., Newtown, PA with a wine and cheese reception from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. preceded by an illustrated presentation by the artist from 2:00 to 3:00 in Penn Hall. Both events are free and open to the public.

Mitchell’s work  traces out the topography of a pile of boulders, or pieces of wood, or trash, or huge cord skeins or knots, or the human face in large detailed drawings with laid-in gouache washes. Making the micro into the macro she hopes lets us see the world around us in a universal textural way. She says, “The tactility of my subjects is an attempt to deal with them on a microscopic level…. looking at things this way gives matter a kind of infinite identity…. I like looking at things that are falling apart and/or coming together.” Her most recent work is abstracted to tiny lines and shadows translating landscapes influenced by visits and residencies in the Great Basin and Sonoran deserts.

A graduate of Oberlin College, Mitchell got her MFA at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the International Print Center of New York and is part of the permanent collection at the Woodmere Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

The Pennswood Art Gallery, which has been exhibiting artists for 34 years including such famous names as Harry Leith Ross, Daniel Garber, and more recently Jon Redmond, Earl B. Lewis, Tremain Smith, William B. Hogan and Peter B. Treiber is a non-profit, contemporary fine art gallery located in Pennswood Village on Rt. 413 south of the Newtown by-pass, adjacent to George School. For information about the exhibit and  artist’s presentation call 215-968-9110.

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Pennswood Village is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) for people 65 and over. Nestled in the beautiful countryside of Bucks County, PA, Pennswood is a welcoming place of true hospitality that offers many opportunities for physical, intellectual, social and spiritual growth. Find out more at pennswood.org.

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