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The public is invited to the opening art reception for Carol H. Dale on Thursday, September 21, from 3:00-5:00 pm in the Crossings Art Gallery at Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Rd., Lititz.  Her exhibit titled “Joy and Peace” will be on display through October 2023. She will be showing acrylics, oils, watercolors and ceramics. The gallery is open daily, 7:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Painting “Joy” with vibrant colors and “Peace” with calm reflections, Carol believes art making should be fun. Painting quirky animals is an attempt to bring a smile and spread joy. Painting outdoors with a” Plein Air Group” provides an opportunity to record a moment of peace surrounded by God’s creation.

She shares, “My philosophy of art making is derived from Philippians 4:8 – ‘…Whatever is true, lovely, admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.’ …. And paint such things.”

Having taught art for a number of years, she enjoys using a variety of mediums, painting with oil, acrylics and watercolor. “I do not have one style, but consider art making an adventure and constantly myself with new techniques and processes.”

Carol retired from teaching Art at Lancaster Mennonite School in 2017. She continues to teach art at Lancaster Bible College as an adjunct instructor. An award-winning artist, Carol shows her work in local and regional venues. She is a member of Lancaster County Art Association, and serves as the current president. A graduate of Millersville University with a B.S.Ed. in art Education, she also studied at the University of the Arts and Eastern Mennonite University.

Carol and her husband Brian, who will be playing guitar at the reception, have been married for over 50 years and have two daughters and 6 grandchildren. They are residents of Willow Street and attend Millersville Bible Church.

The gallery is open daily, 7:00 am – 8:00 pm.

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