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For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact: Kevin Ledgewood
205-758-5195, x6



(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will host an Art Talk at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center on June 24, 2015 from noon – 1 p.m. Presented by artist Lorrie Lane, the “Culture Club” lecture will be free and will feature a painting demonstration and presentation by Lane on her current work displayed at The Arts Council Gallery. Patrons are encouraged to bring lunch and a friend.  

Lane's exhibit, “Manufactured Optimism,” includes large-scale portraits with a zodiac theme, as well as floral still life and landscape paintings. The mood as well as the palette of the exhibit is light and cheerful, but it is a hard-won optimism, allowing the darker colors and mood to show from beneath the upper paint layers.

Lorrie Lane has been painting for over 20 years. Primarily using oil on canvas, Lane’s paintings are influenced by the Impressionists, although through the years she has developed her own recognizable style. She is known for her paintings of flowers, birds’ nests, sheep, figures and landscapes. Lane’s paintings have been well-represented in galleries throughout the Southeast. She has had solo gallery exhibits in Tuscaloosa and Nashville and has participated in many gallery and charity shows in Tennessee, Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

In Tuscaloosa, Lane’s paintings are represented by Heidi’s Interiors. She has work at Four Seasons Gallery in Homewood, Ala., York and Friends in Nashville, Taylor Kinzel Gallery in Roswell, Ga. and Studio Gallery in Grayton Beach, Fla.

For more information about the artist, visit www.lorrielane.com and Lorrie Lane Studio on Facebook.

The Arts Council Gallery hours are 9 a.m. – noon and 1 - 4 p.m. on weekdays and noon – 8 p.m. on First Fridays.

The Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center is located at 620 Greensboro Avenue in Downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about the CAC, The Arts Council or Bama Theatre, 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.


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Kevin Ledgewood