“Chasing light and capturing characters is an incredibly challenging journey”, says Joy Duffy, featured artist in the French Art Colony’s gallery exhibition, January 15 - February 27. In her artist statement she continues, “My melodic maelstroms mingle with nostalgia. Fluid forms meander through tangled tendrils. Empowered essence inspires curiosity. Adversity drives imagery to entice the eye, ego, and mind.”
The French Art Colony, regional multi-arts center in Gallipolis, Ohio, will host Duffy’s works. Born and raised in Chicago, she moved to Gallia County in 1999. She earned an Associate Degree in Business Management, a Bachelor’s in Art and a Master of Education from the University of Rio Grande. Currently, she is a Kindle Instructional Designer with amazon.com, training teams all over the world. Previously she was also a Crew Leader for the US Census Bureau and a photojournalist for the Gallipolis Daily Tribune.
Duffy’s style specializes in pin-ups, paintings and portraits, with the goal to candidly capture the personality of each subject. Her pieces have been selected for many awards including Best of Show distinctions. Her favorite ideas are spontaneous ones.
The exhibition opens Friday, January 15, and runs through Saturday, February 27. A free public reception will be offered on Saturday, January 23, from 1:00-3:00. Light refreshments will be served.
The French Art Colony is located at 530 1st Avenue, In Gallipolis. Gallery hours are 9:00-4:00, Tuesday through Friday, and 10:00-3:00, on Saturday, Closed Sunday and Monday. Admission is free. For more information, please call 740-446-3834. The Ohio Arts Council held fund this organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.