Cynthia Oliver’s Eclectic Style on Display at UU Gallery

“Enigmatic Poppies” by Cynthia Oliver

Unitarian Universalist member Cynthia Oliver will exhibit her eclectic style of art at the UU Gallery during March and April. The public is invited to an opening reception March 2 from 4 – 6 pm.

Oliver has made abstract art her specialty. As a student she learned realistic drawing, but she had a desire to be more innovative. Once having learned the basic use of color she now has branched out, experimenting with several techniques and mediums.

In 1963, she took her first art classes with Evelyn Lewy in Chicago. She traveled to other states, sampling styles from a variety of instructors. In Door County, she took classes from George Dorn and Jan Forkert, among others. In 2006 Oliver moved to Door County.

Oliver began painting with oil, and then experimented with acrylics. Later, she painted in watercolor and at last found her favorite – gouache. She also took woodcarving with Harvey Stahl and others. She is a member of Blue Ponies, a local group of women who create art in a variety of mediums and styles.

The UU Gallery, open Sundays from 11 am – 12:30 pm and Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 1 – 3 pm, is located at 10341 Highway 42, in Ephraim.

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