Friday, April 30, 2010

New Art Exhibition at Workhouse Arts Center by Michele Norris

Collage and mixed media paintings by Michele Norris
May 5 - June 6, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday May 8, 7-9 pm
Artist reception May 8th, 7-9pm 
 Michele Norris, Hymenoptera, Collage & mixed media, 24” x 60”, 2010

Lorton, VA: The Workhouse Arts Center presents the exhibition INSECTA: collage and mixed media paintings by Michele Norris, during May and early June in the Gallery of Studio 4. The exhibition features work from a series of abstract collage paintings inspired by the wonders of nature. The dynamic paintings are created using hand pulled prints, elaborate drawings on filmy thin papers, charcoal and paint. The delicate line, bold colors and spontaneous mark-making, work to create richly layered surfaces.

Fairfax county based artist Michele Norris is an award winning painter. Born and raised in rural New Hampshire, Norris began painting as a young child. She attended the University of New Hampshire and graduated with a bachelor of Arts in Fine Art. She then completed advanced studies in Graphic Design. She realized success as an Art Director in the fashion industry and as a freelance designer.

For the past ten years, Norris has been painting commissioned work for private clients and participating in exhibitions. Her work is currently displayed with various collectors in Arizona, California, North Carolina, Virginia and New Hampshire. Today Michele paints in her studio at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA.

Workhouse Arts Center
Studio 4 Gallery
9601 Ox Road
Lorton,VA 22019
Gallery Hours: Wed. - Sat. 11:00 to 7:00, Sun. 12-5

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