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Opening Reception: October 10, 5 - 8 pm
October 10 - December 23, 2019
Nature has always been my inspiration. I am moved by the beauty and courage of all things that grow on earth. As I paint trees, plants and flowers they become portraits of beings, compelled to grow and survive along side us.
- Amanda Parry Oglesbee
Amanda Parry Oglesbee's paintings stand before the viewer with quiet strength. Her subjects, observations from the natural world are, in essence, portraits. The exquisite use of light and shadow in this work defines form, texture and space, transporting the observer to a moment when time stands still.
Amanda Parry Oglesbee became a painter at Rochester Institute of Technology in the early 1970s. She holds a B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an M.S. in Art Education from Alfred University. From 1977 to 2012 Amanda taught young artists in Alfred, Hornell, Nunda, Scio, Wellsville, all in Western NY, and in Wuhan, China. Amanda was the recipient of a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship to Japan and also a teaching grant by The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has held two residencies at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France. Selected solo and group exhibitions over the years include the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY; the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Coohaus Gallery in NYC; the Fosdick Nelson Gallery in Alfred, NY and many other regional, national and international venues.