“Lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove” by Pat Fain

“Lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove” by Pat Fain

The Art Gallery at Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church will present an exhibit of multi-media art by six local artists, opening on Sunday, December 3, at 12:30 p.m. with a reception and gallery talk. 

The six artists whose work will be featured are Pat Fain, Mary Ann Damos, Jan Hill, Pat Fitchpatrick, Ina Sue Marlin, and Betsy Spooner.  These six artists have studied side-by-side for the past five years under Chico Osten at the Oak Ridge Art Center.  They all work with different paint media and in different painting styles. 

Pat Fain, who is organizing the exhibit, will display an eclectic array of her paintings.  Pat spent 25 years as a stained glass artist and then switched to painting in oils.   Pat currently focuses on the plein air (outdoor) style of painting.   Before joining Chico Osten’s class, Pat studied at the John C. Campbell Folk School, and with Kathie Odum.

Mary Ann Damos has taught art, and has developed art outreach programs to schools in the community.  Since retiring as Director of the Oak Ridge Children’s Museum two years ago, she is again devoting her time to pursuing her artwork.

Jan Hill is a life-long artist, professionally trained as well as self-taught.  Jan is currently working with alcohol inks, with subject emphasis on flowers and women.