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Pastel Program Next For SCAN

The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will have Shauna Shane painting in pastel at its next meeting-program, on Wednesday, March 12, at 7:30 pm. Her subject will be a figure.

The program will be in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 33 Main Street (at the flagpole). The public is welcome, and there is no charge to attend.

Working in a variety of mediums, Ms Shane’s paintings are saturated with light and color, informed by many years of painting from life. Whether of still life, landscape, animals or the figure, her paintings reflect a solid academic training as well as the ability to communicate the emotion and unique atmosphere of a scene.

A popular demonstrator and teacher, Ms Shane takes pride in her ability to convey to others how to see and understand the visual world in a way that makes their artistic journey enjoyable and productive. Her versatility is showcased in her effective and inspirational instruction in oil, pastel, and watercolor. She teaches at Glastonbury Art Guild, West Hartford Art League, and in her own studio in Storrs.

Ms Shane has exhibited in international competitions around the country, including Oil Painters of America, Allied Artists of America, Salmagundi, and Knickerbocker Exhibits in New York City. She has exhibited and received major awards in the last eight years of Renaissance Pastel International Exhibits. Recent awards include those received from the 2012 and 2013 Hudson Valley Artists Exhibit, while Juried Paint Outs include Brandywine, Penn. (October 2013), St Petersburg, Fla. (2010) and Bradenton, Fla. (2012).

A professional painter for more than 34 years, Ms Shane is represented in collections in the US and around the world, including the governor’s portrait in the State Capitol in Helena, Montana. Selected in 2010 as Resident Artist at the New Britain Museum of American Art, Ms Shane began her career as Resident Artist at Yellowstone National Park.

She is Signature Member of Connecticut Pastel Society, and an Elected Artist Member of Lyme Art Association and CT Plein Air Society.

Reservations are not needed for SCAN programs, but additional information is available by calling 203-426-6654.

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