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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Elizabeth Holtry at Hillyer

Artist talk with Elizabeth Holtry at Hillyer Art Space
Saturday, Feb 18 from 12 - 1 pm

          Holtry's paintings depict animals that few people appreciate, such as hyenas, insects, and rats.  Often wondering why is it that people advocate equality between humans, yet so freely discriminate in our opinions of animals, her work addresses our prejudicial attitudes toward these animals.

          Holtry's inspiration also comes from an ongoing interest in the decorative arts and textiles.  Toile de Jouy mimics the style of historic toile de jouy, a type of fabric that originated in France in the late eighteenth century depicting a myriad of pastoral scenes-such as people fishing, sitting by a lake, farming, or children playing. 

Elizabeth Holtry's exhibition Toile de Jouy is on view at Hillyer Art Space now through the end of February.

International Arts & Artists
9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington, DC 20008 USA
T 202.338.0680
www.artsandartists.org

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