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Kevin Coburn, Director of Communications
September 29, 2011

Feick Fine Arts Center Exhibit Features Work of Painter Leslie Parke

POULTNEY--Leslie Parke, a painter from upstate New York, will present the solo show “Chysalis” at Green Mountain College's Feick Fine Arts Center October 7-November 11. There will be an opening reception Friday October 14, 5-7 p.m.

The paintings in this exhibition are a rethinking of the Adam and Eve story. Working with iconography of past work, these paintings examine the notion of shame, expulsion, interdependence and transformation.

Leslie Parke, a painter from upstate New York, is a recipient of the Esther and Adolph Gottlieb Grant for Individual Support, the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest grant as artist- in-residence at the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny, France, and the George Sugarman Foundation Grant, among others. Her exhibits include the Williams College Museum of Art, the Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas, the Fernbank Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin, and the Museo de Arte Moderno in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Parke has a BA and MA from Bennington College. Her work is in numerous corporate and private collections. Her paintings are currently on exhibit in Toronto, Canada, Houston and Dallas, Texas, and Orlando and Key West, Florida.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. General gallery hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12-5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or by appointment.

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