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home : news : north central illinois   September 15, 2014

10/12/2012 10:59:00 PM
Dana Collins plein air art exhibit opens at Princeton


Former area art instructor Dana Collins took a Monet practice to her rowboat in the Mississippi River backwaters.Submitted photo
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Former area art instructor Dana Collins took a Monet practice to her rowboat in the Mississippi River backwaters.
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PRINCETON — Prairie Arts Council will present the “On the River: New Paintings by Dana Collins” gallery art show Oct. 12-Nov. 4 at Prairie Arts Center, Princeton. “On the River,” a series of new oil paintings by plein air artist Dana Collins, depicts a year of the changing seasons on a particular land and waterscape.

Collins has exhibited her paintings, drawings and sculpture in over four dozen solo and juried group exhibitions in New York, Florida and throughout New England and the Midwest. The 46 works in the current exhibition are from the past 1½ years.
“I mostly work from a small rowboat in the backwaters of the upper Mississippi River, though for the current works showing ice and snow I set up my easel in front of the big windows facing the water at my Wisconsin home,” Collins said. “I always find something new and interesting on the water.”

Her work was exhibited earlier this year at Outside the Lines Art Gallery in Dubuque. Her illustrated lectures on this series, “Working on the Water,” were presented as part of the “From Both Sides” exhibition in Princeton, and “En Plein Air” at the Hegeler Carus Foundation in 2010.

Gallery hours are 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Collins will offer an “Evening With the Artist” discussion at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 in the gallery, 24 Park Ave. East, Princeton.










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