Art League Exhibit Experiments with Shapes


By Gwen Guerke

Mispillion Art League’s new show, The Shape of Things, opens with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm Friday, March 2 in the Gallery, 5 N. Walnut St., Milford.

For the artist, shape is defined as “a flat area surrounded by edges or outline,” according to the show announcement. Janet Howell, the league’s exhibit chair, said artists will present their vision of shape in a variety of media, including sculpture, photography, jewelry, as well as paintings created with acrylic, watercolor, oils, and mixed media.

Ashby Amory, a Milford High School junior, is the featured artist for this show. Amory, who studied at the Delaware College of Art in Wilmington, said that she enjoys working in acrylics to paint people and portraits. “I have recently fallen in love with using acrylic paint on almost any surface. . . However, I have found using charcoal allows you to throw yourself into your work and have a little fun while doing so.”

She plans to explore where her talents take her in the future, but she has discovered “There are times when I feel as though I have been stripped of my voice, and art is a form of self-expression that requires no talking.”

The public is welcome to join the reception, meet the artists, and enjoy light refreshments. New members to the organization are always welcome.This show runs through April 14.

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