Arts in Bartlett is sponsoring a new exhibit, "Women, Strength and Beauty," featuring Bartlett painter Trish Panopoulos.
Her paintings will be displayed Tuesday, Nov. 1, to Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the village of Bartlett second floor Art Gallery, 228 Main St., in Bartlett.
Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. The public is invited to an artist reception with refreshments and time to visit with Panopoulos from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Panopoulos' childhood was spent near the shore in New Jersey, where she lived until her family moved to the Hudson Valley in New York. She earned a bachelor's degree in the arts from State University of New York in Potsdam.
Moving to the Chicago area in 1989, she worked in graphic catalog design and promotional marketing design for several years. Her focus is now on painting and the fine arts.
"Art is a way that I can capture energy and share it in a visual form," says Panopoulos. "Art isn't about how something looks to me, instead it is about how it feels. My work is created to honor women and their strength, which is where true beauty resides.
"Life is nature, calm one minute and turbulent the next. I believe women have a great gift to endure, to share, to succeed and to love. In my paintings, I try to grasp that fleeting moment of reflection when we let our guard down to take a breath and regain our focus."
For information on the exhibit, call (630) 372-4152 or visit www.artsinbartlett.org.
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