MURAL exhibit to open Aug. 30

'Begonia & Canvas'

The Mount Utsayantha Regional Arts League will open an exhibition of the work of painter Sondra Freckelton with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. Freckelton began her career as an abstract sculptor working in wood and plastics; she debuted at the Museum of Modern Art in the “Recent Sculpture U.S.A.” show in 1959 and achieved her first one-person show at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in 1960. She switched to watercolors in 1972 and moved to large-scale compositions that make use of fully saturated color to construct the illusion of space and solid form on paper, according to a media release. She describes herself as “sculptor who paints.”

Numerous museums, galleries and traveling shows throughout the United States have exhibited Freckelton’s watercolors. She has had solo exhibits at major galleries in New York, Chicago, Washington and San Francisco. Some of the public collections that include her work are the Art Institute of Chicago, Dennos Museum in Michigan; Kalamazoo Institute of Arts in Michigan; Madison Art Center in Wisconsin, National Museum of American Art in Washington, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts,  Oklahoma City Museum, and Oglethorpe Museum in Georgia.

Freckelton lives and works near Oneonta, New York at the home and studio she and her late husband, Jack Beal, built.

The Mural on Main Gallery at 631 Main St. in Hobart. The exhibit will run through Oct.r 26 and is open to the public every weekend from noon to 4 p.m. and on holiday Mondays from noon to 3 p.m.  For more information, call 538-3002.

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