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Lynn Garelick                                         
Barbara O'Shea
Dana Goodfellow
Catherine Stahl
Constance Stancell
Karen Heffner
Mary Alice Fisher-Carmichael
Heather Sandifer
Kathy DiGiovanna
Maria Friscia
Libby Collins
Annette Voreyer
Hazel Jarvis
Mirella Hajjar
Ellen Hackl Fagan
Ilse Gordon
Lee Paine
Marialiisa Pettengill
Doris Mady
Sally Fine
Margaret Esme Simon
Catherine LePoutre
Creative Women: 
Artists of the Greenwich Pen Women
at the Bendheim Gallery

November 15, 2018 - January 3, 2019

Opening Reception:
​Sunday, November 18, 2 to 4PM

Panel Discussion on the Creative Process:
Thursday, December 6 at 7pm


“Art is more than a word. It is a celebration of life,” states Annette Voreyer, award-winning artist, who will be exhibiting at the Greenwich Art Council’s Bendheim Gallery, as part of the CREATIVE WOMEN: Artists of the Greenwich Pen Women. With photography by artists including Barbara O’Shea, assemblage by Karen Heffner and a painting by Hazel Jarvis, this exhibition demonstrates the relevance and exquisite artistry that we have come to expect from the Pen Women. 

All of the exhibitors have professional experience that has contributed to the authenticity of their artworks. Heather Sandifer’s training in textile design and Sally Fine’s background of sculpture with graphic design informs a precise depiction of natural objects, with this horticultural theme also featuring in the mosaics of Ilse Gordon. A refined sense of observation and composition, demonstrated by the photography of Kathy DiGiovanna, Mary Alice Fisher-Carmichael, Lee Paine, Libby Collins and Mirella Hajjar is also seen in the still-life oil paintings of Annette Voreyer and Margaret Esme Simon. Works by Constance Stancell, Doris Mady, Lynn Garelick, Marialiisa Pettengill and Maria Friscia depict landscapes of varying scales. It is the medium itself, with its saturated color and intensity, which informs the abstract paintings of Ellen Hackl Fagan, Catherine LePoutre, Catherine Stahl and Dana Goodfellow. Despite the diversity of the art displayed, there is a remarkable cohesiveness to this exhibition, and a visit to the Bendheim Gallery will undoubtedly re-affirm the artistic soul in all of us.

The opening reception is on Sunday, November 18th, 2 to 4pm, at The Greenwich Arts Council’s Bendheim Gallery, 299 Greenwich Ave, 2nd floor, Greenwich, CT. There will also be a Panel Discussion on The Creative Process, on Thursday December 6th at 7pm at the Greenwich Arts Council (hosted by the Greenwich Arts Council and sponsored by the Greenwich Pen Women).