Glover is bringing 50 portraits to Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center for a show titled ìCalm Energy. The show opens Thursday from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
It will feature oversized oil portraits, a tiny enameling series and mixed media Colorstream paintings. Created with the intention of celebrating the energy of our surroundings, the pieces depict the movement in patterns of texture, light and shadow.
Glover did courtroom sketching for television and newspapers, taught college fine arts classes and completed Arts in Healing residencies. Then came arts administration, in addition to helping to develop cross-curricular arts education with Southern Alleghenies Museum of Arts. Glover designed residencies to benefit incarcerated, underserved and disabled people.
Her artwork hangs in permanent collections on museum and university walls, in congressional offices, a federal courtroom and a congressional library in Mississippi. She maintains a studio at Bottle Works and has volunteered at the gallery for many years.
She is represented by Christine Frechard Gallery in Pittsburgh, Laurel Arts in Somerset and B Square Gallery in Philadelphia. She is currently exhibiting her work at SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery in New York City.
Despite having to teach a weeklong retreat workshop in portraiture this week, Glover has made arrangements to attend the reception. She will be available to discuss her artwork and the ìcalm energyî that resides in each piece.
For more information regarding this and other Bottle Works exhibits, visit www.bottleworks.org or call 814-536-5399.