Mother and daughter duo Suzanne and Patricia Crow will exhibit their watercolors at the UU Gallery for the month of December. An opening reception will be held on Friday, December 2, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. The public is invited.
Suzanne began taking art instruction in the 1950’s with a correspondence course in illustration. While raising her four children, she free lanced decorative certificates commemorating birth announcements. She worked in Pennsylvania Dutch motifs, influenced by the location where she lived.
After numerous visual art classes in high school and college, Patricia’s art focus turned to the performing arts, first acting in community theater productions and then working as executive director of a community arts center. While developing visual arts programming for the arts center, Patricia continued her studies in art.
Suzanne and Patricia have been taking art classes together since the early 1970’s Suzanne moved to Door County in 1999, with her husband Bill. Patricia came here in late 2008, after her father died. Local teachers have had a huge influence on their art, including Ed Fennendael, Jan Forkert, and Marianne Diekman. Patricia’s latest interest is in large-scale watercolors influenced by Michael Ireland. The Peninsula School of Art has for them been a stimulus to create. Many of the pieces in the exhibit are large scale.
The UU Gallery is located at 10341 Highway 42 in North Ephraim and is open on Sunday from 11am – 12:30 pm as well as Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 – 3 pm. Patricia, who is the Administrator of the Fellowship, will be there to greet you.