Meet artist Diane Fleisch-Hughes and see her work, and enjoy light refreshments in our gallery. This reception is free and open to the public. Admission to our gallery is free; the gallery is open Mon-Thurs from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sat from 9 a.m. – noon. The gallery is also open before performances and during intermission. Anyone interested in purchasing artwork from an exhibit should speak to an AAC employee at the front desk.
“‘This Woman’s Work’ is a culmination of recent work completed alongside my work as an Art Therapist. It is my personal therapy, a way to process the trauma, emotions ad secrets that have been shared with me throughout my work week. I am an emotional painter, collage adds to the texture and color of the piece. Although trained in a traditional art school, art, for me, needs to go deep, touch something inside you, make a connection with the viewer in some way. I feel that I can best express myself through mixed media, media that reflects the story I am trying to tell.
‘Homage to Alice’ is a tribute to my grandmother. Using mannequins, fabric, showing traditional craftsmanship and combining it with contemporary painting on unusual materials describes her perfectly. She was an expert seamstress, never leaving the house without being ‘put together’ even at 90 years old. Yet, she loved her gin and baseball and playing cards, she was the head of the household and even in very conservative times, she was a feminist in her own right.
My hope is that you feel a connection in any of these works, interpret it in your own way and enjoy the many layers that exist within.” — Diane Fleisch-Hughes