Exhibition of Wendy Allen's paintings of Abraham Lincoln
Allen's paintings will be on exhibit in the Reception Hall at the Adams County Arts Council's Arts Education Center through the month of June. Artist's reception: Friday, June 7, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 07, 2013 to Sunday, June 30, 2013
Gettysburg artist Wendy Allen is known internationally for her paintings depicting the likeness of Abraham Lincoln. She will exhibit a selection of these works at the Adams County Arts Council's Arts Education Center throughout the month of June as part of the Arts Council's celebration of the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Gettysburg.
The exhibition, which opens Friday, June 7, will hang in the Reception Hall at the Adams County Arts Council’s Arts Education Center, located at 125 South Washington Street in Gettysburg. The Arts Council will host an artist’s reception and book signing from 5:00 to 7:30 P.M. that evening. The exhibition will run through June 30. Her work can also be seen at lincolnintoart.com.
Allen, who typically uses her hands to spread her paints on the canvas, has been painting images of Lincoln for close to 30 years and has completed nearly 200 paintings of the president. "I use his face to explore the concept of history and what it means to be an American," she says. "I think of each canvas as the place where I can explore Lincoln’s compassion, courage, and determination using artistic tools like composition, color, and texture."