PRLog - Nov. 6, 2012 - SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- SANTA CRUZ, Calif., November 3, 2012 – Santa Cruz artist Mary Karlton is displaying her work at the juried exhibit, “Lines and Colors: Celebrating Degas,” at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock, California from November 7, 2012 through February 3, 2013. The show honors the great French impressionist Edgar Degas and offers visitors the unique perspective of artists from the region on Degas, the artist and the man. The exhibit emphasizes the use of line and color while capturing vivid moments in modern human life. Following this theme, Ms. Karlton presents her piece “In Bloom,” an oil painting in the French Impressionist style of a young woman relaxing on a wooden stool. Ms. Karlton’s use of bright colors and soft lighting, along with the youthful glow of the subject, are reminiscent of Degas’ signature style and his celebration of the beauty of the human form.
Mary Karlton_In Bloom
Concurrent with this exhibit is “Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist, Works on Paper by the Artist and his Circle,” on view from October 6, 2012 until January 13, 2013. Featuring more than 100 works on paper, the exhibit includes drawings, prints, pastels, and photographs by Degas from his early days at the Louvre to late in his career as well as works by artists in his circle.
About Mary Karlton
Mary Karlton studied painting and printmaking in Chicago, San Francisco, and Santa Fe. Her style is eclectic with highly textured works that combine elements of collage, photography, and abstraction. She is captivated by the versatility and expressive potential of acrylic media. Her heroes in the art world are multifaceted and innovative - DaVinci, Lautrec, Van Gogh, Picasso, Dali, Magritte, Klimt, Kandinsky, Schiele, DeKoonig, and Richter.
Her work has been included in a wide array of exhibitions in Northern and
Southern California, including various books, galleries, and wine labels.
Recently, her acrylic painting “How Are You M’Lord?,” the keystone piece in her upcoming “Pomegranate Portrait” series, was awarded a first place ribbon at Madera County Art’s Council’s annual Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts exhibition.
Mary lives and paints in the scenic coastal town of Santa Cruz, CA with her husband, musician and photographer Peter Sterbach. To learn more about Mary Karlton or to view her online gallery of artwork, please visit www.marykarlton.com
About the Carnegie Arts Center
Located at 250 North Broadway in Turlock, California, the Carnegie Arts Center hosts exhibits, classes, and programs all aimed towards celebrating the arts in all forms as well as invigorating the Central Valley community. Over one quarter of their events and programmed are designed to include and inspire local children and teens. The arts center can be reached at 209-632-5761 or by visiting their website at http://www.carnegieartsturlock.org/