ArtsWorcester presents the Franklin Society Salon Gallery at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts (Worcester, MA) – Flowering Observance, an exhibition of floral paintings by Laurie Atchue, opens April 2 and will run through July 9, 2012. The exhibit is free and open to the public by appointment with the artist.
Inspired by her mother’s garden, Laurie Atchue takes floral painting as the focus of her work. In an effort to bring a new perspective to the genre she has set up her still lifes under extreme light and executed the images in a larger than life format.
“The resulting works present photo realistic images of regional flowers in ways seen often in everyday life… wrapped in cellophane at the grocery store, fresh cut from the garden or accidently tipped over in a vase. We are pleased to present this exhibition at a time when New England is celebrating the return of spring,” says Cynthia Woehrle, ArtsWorcester’s Gallery Manager.
A reception for the artist will take place at the Franklin Square Society Salon Gallery on Wednesday, April 11, between 6-8 PM, 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA 01610. This event is free and open to the public.
Exhibition Image: Fallen Lilies, by Laurie Atchue