Abstract Impressions: July 12 – August 8, 2011

Early in 2011 HMAAC Board Members began discussions with Roanoke’s own Francois ClayTor regarding opportunities for exhibits. Through Mr. ClayTor’s vast connections within the Arts community, he was able to facilitate communications with his colleague and friend, Helene Steene – International Artist. The talks then expanded to include David Mickenberg, of the Taubman Museum of Art, as a strategic partner for the exhibit.


Red Sky Vail Fresco (42 x 48 in)


Helene Steene arrived from Sweden 1976, after having lived in England, Germany, Spain and Greece. She received part of her art education from George Washington University in Washington DC, and 2004 a Master of Fine Arts from University of Kentucky. Her works have won numerous awards, and have been shown in more than 200 exhibitions around the world. Her pieces can be found in both private and public collections in both the US and Europe.

Helene Steene has a studio at the Lexington Art League, where she presently works on a series of mixed media paintings. The paintings are created with textures and layers of information built up through additions and subtractions using sand, metal, acrylic, oil and marble dust, inspired by the walls and wood works she encounters every summer on her stays on the Greek island of Paros, which also has inspired her colors for many of her works.

More information about the artist and her work can be found at www.helenesteene.com.


MEET & GREET – Saturday, July 23, 2011

Location: Taubman Museum of Art




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