For Immediate Release
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact: Kevin Ledgewood
EXHIBIT OF WORK BY DAVID GOSSELIN WILL BE FEATURED AT THE DINAH WASHINGTON CULTURAL ARTS CENTER DURING JUNE AND JULY
(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will host an exhibit of works by Livingston, Ala. artist David Gosselin at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. The display of paintings will be open to the public June 3-July 29, 2016 in both The Arts Council Gallery and The University of Alabama Gallery. An opening reception will be held on June 3 from 5-8 p.m. during First Friday.
Originally from R.I., David Gosselin attended Livingston University (now The University of West Alabama) where he studied art, biology and history. He has continued to create art, but has made his primary income by painting houses.
The artist has won awards and received recognition in the West Alabama and East Mississippi art communities numerous times including competitions and exhibits at the Coleman Center for the Arts in York, Ala. and the Meridian, Miss. Museum of Art. His restoration of an old Waco Pep mural on the side of the brick building that is home to the Coleman Center harkens back to his employment with the CETA Program in the 1970s.
Gosselin often works in oils, using bright colors to fill canvases or Masonite from edge to edge, requiring a second or third, or even a fourth look to see everything he included in the painting. Some paintings serve as a biological history of the world. Fish, reptiles, dinosaurs and flying insects find their way into more than one work. The artist has spent as long as eight years working on one painting, utilizing his favorite technique, pointillism. Investing so much time in a single work means he usually has three or four going at the same time. “While one is drying, I’m working on another,” he said. “When I get an idea, I try to get as much done as I possibly can. My mind wanders; it ping pongs all over the place.”
Visit tuscarts.org/jubilation to read more about Gosselin and view images of the artist’s work in a Jubilation article by author Margaret Clevenger.
The Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center is located at 620 Greensboro Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about The Arts Council, Bama Theatre or CAC, patrons should LIKE the Facebook page “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and follow tuscarts on Twitter. Call 205-758-5195 or visit tuscarts.org for further information.