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Art exhibit headed to The Holmstad

Published: Friday, June 27, 2014 1:51 p.m. CST
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A still life by Michiyo Fullerton is one of the works guests will see in the Beech Tree Studio exhibit at The Holmstad.

BATAVIA – An exhibit of fine art in colored pencil is headed to The Holmstad in Batavia, according to a news release sent by The Holmstad.

The show takes place from July 18 to Sept. 21 at The Holmstad's Town Center Gallery, 700 W. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia. An artist reception is set from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 18.

 The show will feature the work of approximately 24 students of Geneva’s Beech Tree Studio. Mindful of the popularity of the PBS series “Downton Abbey,” studio owner Andria Burchett and her students selected “Penny Lane” as the theme for the show, according to the release.

“With a British-inspired theme, the works will feature something old worldish,” Burchett said, according to the release. Guests will see English gardens, high tea, fox hunts, cobblestone alleyway and more.

Burchett notes that the variety and quality of pencils available have made colored pencil an increasingly popular medium in the last 20 years.

“They are very versatile and transparent,” she said. “And because they’re very tight, you can manipulate them to achieve a lot of different effects.”

The artist’s reception and refreshments are free. The exhibit of colored pencil works is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sept. 21. For information, visit www.TheHolmstad.org or call 877–226-7310.

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