Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Glen Helen Association Art Exhibition: Ann Gayek's Landscapes and Flowers

Ann Gayek - Evening Light #2, oil, 8x10”

The Glen Helen Association is hosting an art exhibition titled Landscapes and Flowers from March 2 to March 30, 2010.

This one-person show features paintings of landscapes and gardens in Ohio, California and Colorado. Show hours are 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays in the Glen Helen Building located at 405 Corry Street in Yellow Springs. Admission is free. The public is invited to meet the artist at the opening reception on Sunday, March 7 from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Yellow Springs resident Ann Gayek enjoys using painting as a way to express her spiritual bond with nature. Gayek comments, “Working outdoors is magical. I love gardens and flowers as much as I love wilderness. I hope that visitors can experience their own connection with these places when viewing these paintings.”

The exhibition includes a number of small pastel plein air studies as well as larger studio pieces. Gayek has been painting in pastel since 2005. She began painting in oil in the spring of 2009 with Dayton area artist Jean Koeller. “Oil is a new medium for me,” she says, “and I am delighted to include in this show a number of my first oil landscapes and flower paintings from this past summer and fall.”

The show is part of Glen Helen Association’s Atrium Gallery program – an ongoing series of monthly contemporary art exhibitions, which highlights the talents of emerging local and regional visual artists. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of any art goes to the Glen Helen Association, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support preservation and programs at Glen Helen and its 1,000-acre nature preserve.

For more information call the Glen Helen Ecology Institute at (937) 769-1902 or visit

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