Monday, September 04, 2017

The Madison Art Society announces Town Hall Artists for September and October: Liz Egan and Diana Rogers

Madison Art Society members, Diana Rogers and Liz Egan, both residents of Clinton, will be exhibiting their artwork at Madison Town Hall, 8 Campus Drive, Madison, CT during the months of September and October.  The study of nature  through plein air work and in their travels informs the paintings of both artists.  The art show is open to the public and is viewable during regular business hours.

Diana Rogers
Diana's paintings are all about color and nature.  Landscape and seascape painting is a direct way for her to connect emotionally with "mother nature".  Stating that "the world is losing pristine landscapes and seascapes at a rapid pace", Diana finds documenting what she sees and appreciates in nature as a way for her to show her respect for the environment.  She finds pastels ideal for expressive painting in all seasons.  The medium; intense, pure pigment is the perfect complement to the colorful bounty of nature.
Poppy Season by Diana Rogers, pastel

Her paintings are in private and public collections including Yale Smilow Cancer Center and Yale Art Space in New Haven.

Liz Egan
After graduating from Purchase College (BFA) and Buffalo State College (MS), Liz began what became a 15 year career in non-profit arts administration.  She worked in colleges, universities, non-profits and as an independent arts consultant. She has been Executive Director of WYBC (Yale University), Managing Director of Company One Theater (Hartford) and Art Consultant in the Inner City Cultural Development Program, a program of the CT Commission on the Arts.
Hotel Weisler, Graz, Austria by Liz Egan, silkscreen

At every point Liz remained true to her art, drawing and painting and finding unique opportunities to bring her art to the community.  Her many murals in college found their natural evolution in the installation art and set design which she began to do in the early '90s, designing sets for theaters and dance productions including performing Ensemble and The Pedro Alejandro Dance Ensemble.

Continuing to bring art to the community, she currently teaches art at Westbrook Middle School.

Contact information:  Marge Casey 203-458-8555

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