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Jim Eng - 'Past, Present & Future'

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Saturday, 6 April 2024
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Saturday, 6 April 2024 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Creative Connections Gift Shop & Gallery
April 6 - May 25, 2024
Opening Reception Saturday April 6, 1-3PM
56 Main Street, Ashburnham MA

ARTIST STATEMENT

"I am excited to be showing my work at the Creative Connections Gallery! This exhibit includes figurative and abstract paintings I have completed over the past six years. I am also including older collage and mixed media work as well as a sampling of my travel journals and sketchbooks. The paintings were all done in water-soluble oils, a medium new to me after years of working with watercolors, oils, and acrylics. Some of the landscapes were painted en plein air while for others I used photographs as a reference. The two self-portraits in the show were painted 56 years apart. In the first, I am 23 years old and in the other I am 79. I have changed! For both paintings, I used the same old gold leaf mirror. It has never changed. My work is in the Past, Present, and Future."

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Jim Eng is an artist and retired art professor. As a painter and mixed media artist, his work has been widely exhibited in museums, public and private galleries, libraries and universities throughout the Northeast. Jim was a Professor of Painting and Drawing at Framingham State University for 32 years and served as the Chair of the Art Department for 8 of those years. Before that he was the Curriculum Director of the Massachusetts Prison Art Project. Jim has also conducted workshops and taught in such venues as the Danforth Museum of Art, the Massachusetts College of Art and the Cambridge Art Association. Jim earned his BFA and MFA degrees from Tufts University in affiliation with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and also studied at the School of Ceramic Design at Alfred University. 

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978-827-6211
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56 Main St (Route 12), Ashburnham, MA 01430

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