Artist: Rita Bentley
Koelbel Library - West Gallery
Artist's Reception: Sunday, July 13th, 2:00-4:00pm
"There and Back Again"
Artist: Lori Gallagher
Koelbel Library - South Gallery
Artist: Nikolay Rizhankov
Artist's Statement: I paint to uphold the eternal beauty of Classical fine art; whether I am painting a simple still life or an elaborate portrait, I put all my heart into preserving the techniques of the old masters. I use classical Russian, Dutch and Flemish style techniques to depict the breathtaking beauty of the natural world. During my years in Armenia I have painted much of its lush countryside: Armenia's striking mountains, forests and valleys. I mainly work with oil paints and pastels, putting technique above all so that the natural beauty of my subject comes across in the most pure form. I also have a good feeling for other styles of painting which allows me to work on restorations.
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