Artist of the Month

Alice DustinCollege Road abstracted

Painter Alice Dustin won the prestigious Artists Equity award for a solo show at MLUC in a juried show last spring at the Baker Gallery at West Chester University. She is an oil painter who delights in color and the way oil paint can be used with a brush. Leigh Gustafson of Artists’ House Gallery said Alice’s “enthusiasm comes out of her brush stroke.” She is known for her impressionistic style, a natural result of alla prima painting, done in or outdoors in response to the subject at hand.

"On my journey as a painter I have mostly stayed within the bounds of traditional subject matter, the still life, the landscape, and the figure. This show is a collection of both still life and land/seascape paintings where on occasion, I delve ever so slightly into the abstract. This has been by simplification of shape, by introducing geometric shapes into otherwise realistic depictions, and by imposing some kind of filter over a direct response. Sometimes, though, I am drawn into a painting so spontaneously that no filter or other concern enters my mind. This show is a mix of recent works that illustrate both of these paths that are drawing me in. Overarching all of this work is my love of color, illusion, and brushstrokes.”

“I am happy to share my work at MLUC, where my connection goes back many years. Though never a member, I was a youth group leader here. This came about because of our daughter’s meaningful experience as a youth group member. As a thank you to the church, I led the group for two years after that," she said.

Alice’s exhibit will be shown from March 5 through April 16. There will be a reception on March 12 in the Fireside Room from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. All are invited.

Fireside Room Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri;  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Sunday

Past Exhibits

Linda Dubin Garfield/Elsa Wachs (January 15 - February 20)

Center for Creative Works (December 4 - January 8)

Edwina Brennan (September 11 - October 16)

Visual Arts Group (July - September 10)

David Gerbstadt (June 1 - June 26)

Members Art Show (April 5 - May)

Mickie Rosen (February 24 - March 17)

Elynne Rosenfeld (January 13 - February 21)

Barbara J. Zucker (October 22 - November 30)

Constance Cullpepper (September 12 - October 8)

MLUC Visual Arts Group (July 1 - September 10)

Robin Hotchkiss (June 3 - June 29)

Brian H. Peterson (May 8 - May 31)

Members Art Show (April 9 - May 3)

Barbara Bugliani & Mary Kane (April 9 - May 3)

Ellen Carver (February 11 - March 9)

Ted Ellis (December 21 - January 25)

Center for Creative Works (November 25 - December 14)

Ruth Wolf (October 19 - November 23)

Pam McLean Parker (September 5 - October 12)

Visual Arts Group Made You Look (July 5 - August 31)

Noah Addis: Future Cities (June 1 - 29)

Members Art Show (May 1 - June 6)

Nancy Agati (April 2 - April 27)

Mark Mellett (February 26 - March 31)

Select Invitational Show and Fabric of Peace Quilts (January 17 - February 23)
Featuring paintings by Leslie Bowen, Giuliana Calabi, Mary Kane, Sandi Neiman Lovitz, and Valetta

ArtWell Group Exhibit (December 7 - January 12, 2014)

Laszlo Bagi: Almost All Trees (October 27 - December 1)

Betsy R. Miraglia: Paper / Print / Collage (September 15 - October 20)

Members Art Show (May 4 - September 8)

Amie Potsic: Made in China and Endangered Seasons (March 21 - April 28)

ARTsisters: Recycled, green art (February 16 - March 17)

Dumpster Divers: Upcycling Trash to Treasure (January 5 - February 10, 2013)

Emmy Lou Packard: Retrospective presented by her son Don Cairns (November 25 - December 31)

Kassem Amoudi: Narrative figure and color field paintings (October 13 - November 18, 2012)