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“Light and Shadow – In Pastel”

Artist Gail Ledbetter of the Chicago area, will exhibit pastels of the less traveled Door County countryside.  A frequent visitor to Door County where her parents reside, she enjoys painting “en plein air” where she finds the inspiration to “ capture the many vistas by portraying the effect that light and shadow has on the surroundings of this area”.  Her inspiration starts on site to be finished later in her studio.

Gail is a graduate of Northern Illinois University where she earned her Masters degree in art education.  She taught High School art and after school Elementary art in varied mediums and also taught digital photography.  She began her love of art as a child learning from he father how to use a camera. She also studied photojournalism and worked in the publishing industry following graduation. Her early interest in art includes 3 dimensional pottery and glass blowing as well as drawing and painting.

Her art works have been in a variety of juried exhibits and her work can be found in private collections. In September she is scheduled to exhibit in Aurora, Illinois.

“Light and Shadow – in pastel” is the result of Gail’s observations and work in the field along with her love for color, light and shadow which is so often found in the landscapes of this area.  She has captured “some of the harmony and peace which has made this part of Wisconsin such an inspiration for so many visitors”.

There will be an opening reception on Sunday, August 7 from 11:00 until 2:00.  The public is invited. The UU Gallery is located in north Ephraim next the “Green Gable” shops on hwy. 42.