The Adams County Arts Council will celebrate the First Friday opening reception of Lora Christine Vannoy in the reception hall of the Arts Education Center, 125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, on Friday, August 6, 5-7:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Vannoy’s exhibition will remain up until August 27.
Lora “Christy” Vannoy grew up in Gettysburg and lived in Adams County most of her life. She currently resides in Costa Rica. Her love of art started as a child, although she didn’t begin to paint until she was forty-three years old. She says, “I needed a creative outlet to move the energy and the feelings that I was experiencing. Painting was a deep experience for me. Each piece took on a life of its own during its creation. I love color and movement. I love texture. I love that when I begin, I have no idea what the result will be. I like to be wild with the paint and allow it to guide me until I feel completely satisfied with the result. Sometimes it’s easy and it just flows and other times it may take on many forms before I feel it is a finished piece…either way I love the process. I work on the ground or a table so the canvas is flat, and the acrylic paint can be applied in ways that do not involve a paint brush. I use an array of techniques and tools to apply the paint.”
For more information about Lora Christine Vannoy’s exhibition, as well as other upcoming Arts Council exhibitions, or art classes at the Arts Council’s Arts Education Center, visit www.adamsarts.org or call (717) 334-5006.