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 An art exhibition featuring an Ephrata artist is on display at Landis Homes now through October.

Helena Dueck will show her watercolors as well as her fiber art, which includes many quilted wall hangings. Her paintings cover a variety of subjects including florals with some flowers from the Alps, domestic animals, and local scenery.

“When creating quilts, I especially like to use up fabric scraps from other sewing projects, combining a variety of colors and designs,” Helena says.

She is a native of Paraguay and spent her formative years in South America. As a young woman, she moved to and became a citizen of Canada. In 1967, she moved to and later got her citizenship in the United States. In addition to pursuing her own art interests, Dueck has also given instruction in drawing and painting, including classes at Landis Homes. She is a longtime volunteer at the Material Resources Center in Ephrata and a member of Akron Mennonite Church.

I paint and quilt because it gives me joy to create it and to share it with others,” says Helena. “I like doing the fine detail.”

The Crossings Gallery is located in the Crossings on the campus of Landis Homes, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz. It is open daily to the public, from 8 AM to 7 PM to view the exhibit.

For more information, call 717-381-3550.

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