Beverly, MA (PRWEB) November 10, 2011
Endicott College is pleased to announce Reflections of Light and Color, a solo exhibit of works created by Gloucester artist Lucette White, which will be prominently displayed in the Heftler Visiting Artist Gallery at the Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly from November 3, 2011 – January 11, 2012. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 2:00-4:00 pm. The reception for this exhibit will be held on Thursday, November 3 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.
Ms. White grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, attended college at Newcomb College, Louisiana; University of Arkansas, Arkansas; Sarasota School of Art, Florida; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; and Arkansas Arts Center, Arkansas. She studied painting, water color, drawing and sculpture with notable artists such as sculptor George Demtrios, in Boston, MA. Her breadth of knowledge and understanding of color, volume, and nature are reflected in each piece. Lucette’s studio is filled with beautiful works ranging from paintings, collage, drawings, watercolors, and sculpture to name just a few. Her ability and eagerness to create and learn is never-ending, as evident in our studio visit where a few works in progress were waiting completion, all different in media, and all stunning. This exhibit will encompass 36 of her explorations including one large bronze sculpture titled “Out of the Sea”, which stands 44 inches tall by 24 inches wide, and has elegant lines and form reflecting the beauty of the female figure. The works chosen by co-curators Mark Towner, Dean, School of Visual and Performing Arts, and Kathleen Moore, Coordinator of Visual Arts, will cover the years from 1983 represented by a small figurative sculpture “Solo,” to her most recent work “Spring Time,” a collage completed in 2011.
Ms. White explains that “I am very fortunate to live in an artistic environment, a place from which I draw inspiration from its special light and ever changing seasonal colors. Painting outdoors allows me to explore and cherish my surroundings – from quiet coves to ocean scenes as well as dramatic landscapes of the southwest. My ideas are expressed by using a wide range of techniques, materials and media: watercolor, gouache, ink, monotypes, gold leaf, collage and sculpture. All enable me to convey my impressions of the world around me”.
We are fortunate to have Ms. Lucette White’s work in our gallery, and also as a resource to our students. According to, Mark Towner, Dean of the Arts at Endicott, “An exhibit of one artist’s works spanning twenty years of activity is a great choice for Endicott College and the Heftler Visiting Artist Gallery. Framed within the teaching-oriented, student-centered organization we are, Lucette White becomes a mentor for our student emerging artists, while her paintings become points of inspiration and departure for their creative minds. Furthermore, witnessing first-hand the breadth and depth of creative expression in many media is essential for the artistic development of our students.”
Please join us on for the reception on Thursday, November 3, from 5 – 7 p.m. as we celebrate Lucette White’s solo exhibit Reflections of Light and Color. This event is free and open to the public. This exhibit is supported by the Bruce T. Halle Family Foundation and the van Otterloo Family Foundation.
If you have any questions regarding Lucette White: Reflections of Light and Color, or any of the programming related to this exhibition, please contact Kathleen Moore at 978-232-2655 or kmoore(at)endicott(dot)edu. Our website is: http://www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts for further information on future exhibits and lectures opportunities.