‘Seeking Eldorado: The Subjects that Choose Me’ by Julie Trigg
Dec 03, 2014 02:22PM
The holiday season kicks into gear at The Women's Resource Center of Sarasota, when they host the works of local award-winning artist Julie Trigg. The opening takes place December 4, from 5 to7 p.m., in the Selby Room. The public is invited, and refreshments will be served. The show extends through January 29, 2015, and can be seen most weekdays from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“Seeking Eldorado,” mostly oils on canvas, includes landscapes, cows, horses and dogs. Trigg doesn't hesitate to express her dark side. “Most successful artists, whether they’re painters, poets or musicians, have a dark side they visit now and then,” says the artist. “It comes down to painting what I know, what is going on around me, how I interpret life and thoughts or observations I carry around in my head.” Trigg describes her work as “abstracted realism with a touch of impressionism.”
Trigg has won many awards since the early ‘80s, and her work has been exhibited in New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Florida. Her paintings are in many private and public collections, including the State Capitol in Tallahassee. The Dabbert Gallery included her work in a show they curated for Art Center Sarasota entitled “Artists Who Made Sarasota Famous,” and in 2014, her work was on display in the annual Creators & Collectors Tour.
Location: Women’s Resource Center, 340 S Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. Call 941-366-1700 or visit TheWomensResourceCenter.org for more information.