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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 exhibit of new work by local artist Lorrie Lane at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in June. Titled "Manufactured Optimism," the exhibit will open with a reception on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 5 p.m. during First Friday and conclude on June 26.

‘Write what you know’ is advice given to writers. Lorrie Lane took that advice and applied it to her painting for her upcoming solo show at the Cultural Arts Center. In deciding to ‘paint what she knows,’ Lane created portraits of the people in her household. To add another dimension to the paintings, she used a Zodiac theme for each portrait. Constellations of painted stars run through the portraits of her sons, son-in-law and daughter. Her intent is to combine portraits, archetypes and whimsical invention to convey each person’s personality as well as physical likeness.

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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