Sky Water Blues: A Series of Works Inspired by Three Geographic Locations

July 18 – September 26th, 2013
Women’s Resource Center, Sarasota, FL

An exhibit of abstract and representational personal landscapes in oil, pastel and acrylic by Sarasota artist Carol Hershberger will be on display July 18 through September 26, 2013 at The Women’s Resource Center, 340 S Tuttle Ave, Sarasota. 941-366-1700. Carol’s paintings are inspired by her memories. They reveal themselves in symbolic forms and are comprised of multiple layers of color, composition and materials.  The opening will take placeJuly 18 from 5-7 p.m. the Selby Room. The public is invited and refreshments will be served along with Musician Tyler Plaster of 3D Burn.

Carol grew up on a dairy farm in Holmes County, Ohio. Steeped in Mennonite tradition and ritual, she was deeply influenced by a sense of place. Quoting author Lucy Lippard in her book, The Lure of the Local: Senses of Place in a Multi-centered Society, “If space is where culture is lived, then place is the result of their union”. Carol’s work embodies that sentiment. In 1997, she moved to Sarasota to attend Ringling College of Art and Design. She received her BFA in 2003 and has exhibited her work locally at Selby Gallery, Crossley Gallery, Sarasota Art Center and Selby Library. Visit to see examples of her art.

Beaulah's Hill, 40" x 30", acrylic and oil on canvas, 2013
Beaulah’s Hill, 40″ x 30″, acrylic and oil on canvas, 2013

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