|SHAPE Gallery to focus on Civil War|
By Dale Heberlig, May 26, 2004
The everyday human stories behind the spectacle of Civil War battlefields are the focus of a month-long exhibit that opens with a reception tomorrow at the SHAPE Gallery in downtown Shippensburg.
Artist Amy V. Lindenberger will also present a June 25 art class and meet with the public June 26 at the SHAPE gallery.
Lindenberger's show and the 4-8 p.m. reception complement the third annual March to Destiny living history event in Shippensburg. Her drawings will be on display through the end of June and Lindenberger will be at the gallery from noon to 3 p.m. June 26.
Lindenberger says her colored-pencil drawings deal with more subtle Civil War images than the grandiose battle scenes and heroes of the war portrayed by other artists.
"Most of life's fabric consisted then, as it does today, of quieter, less obviously dramatic moments," she says in a statement. She says her work is done "in the hope that these moments - the threads which run through the lives of all of us and make us more fully human - will not be overlooked or forgotten."
Her colored-pencil class will be offered, at a fee, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shippensburg University's Horton Hall. To register call SHAPE at 377-8824 or sign onto the website at www.shapeart.org.
|Lindenberger's "Beyond the Battlefield" includes two separate categories, "Sword Across the Threshold" and "Women of Distinction."|
She says "Sword Across the Threshold" harkens back to situations an 1860s man, turned soldier, and his family encountered as the war unfolded.
"Women of Distinction" highlights the roles of women whose contributions were notable and whose images merit more attention than seen in century-old photographs.
Lindenberger operates the Linden Tree Fine Art Studio in North Canton, Ohio. She is a summa cum laude graduate of University of Akron and completed more than 600 privately commissioned portraits from 1984 to 1996 before opening her own studio.
The work of Amy Lindenberger, which explores human stories of life during the Civil War, will be exhibited at the during June at the SHAPE Gallery.
|The Sentinel, Carlisle, Pa. |