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Art inspired by nature on view at Pennswood Art Gallery


An exhibit of paintings and sculptures by Linda Celestian opens Sunday, March 24, at the Pennswood Art Gallery, 1382 Newtown Langhorne Road, Newtown, with a wine and cheese reception from 3 to 4:30 p.m., preceded by an illustrated presentation by the artist from 2 to 3 p.m. in Penn Hall.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Celestian brings a unique vision to the use of her mediums – acrylic paint and silk, wool and wire.

By combining large swaths of diaphanous silk and/or wool fabric and wire she creates floating sculptures that embody the piece’s title in an abstractive interpretation with the intent of bringing the power and beauty of nature inside.

Her acrylic paintings created with pours, drips and smears capture “an informed spontaneity.”

“Nature is my muse,” she said. “I manipulate my materials to imitate natural occurrences such as the sky, ice, decay, water and patterns created by wind and rain.”

Celestian, who has exhibited widely, received a BFA from Moore College of Art, completed a year of graduate studies in fine art and has received numerous grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts.

The Pennswood Art Gallery is located in Pennswood Village on Route 413 south of the Newtown bypass, adjacent to George School. For information, call 215-968-9110.