Elisabeth Gillon, long time Poughkeepsie, NY resident, graduated Summa Cum Laud in 1995 with a Fine Arts Degree from Pratt Institute. “It must have been a library craft book by which I was inspired to try the craft of pressed flowers; most if not all, had plain white backgrounds. I was inspired to introduce color and texture to the pieces using fabric and one inch squares of magazine pages. I get my plant material from foraging trips around the neighborhood. I then press and desiccate the plants between sheets of cardboard. The magazines I get second hand which saves me money because I’m on a tight budget. Using these materials, I am able to create something beautiful and unique at little expense.” Elisabeth began working with pressed flowers in 2005. She has worked with textiles, music, visual arts, and poetry. She has exhibited at The Twisted Soul twice and Catskill Art and Office Supply once.
Opening reception is on Friday, May 6th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Place: 12 Vassar St., Poughkeepsie, NY