“Time and Place” Paintings and Artworks by Vicki Siegel and Bonnie Shapiro at the Highland Beach Library Gallery

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Artists Vicki Siegel and Bonnie Shapiro present “Time and Place” a two person exhibition of paintings and artworks at the Highland Beach Library Gallery. The exhibit runs from September 27th through November 21st, 2013. The opening reception will be Friday, September 27 4:30-6:30pm, with refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. The opening and exhibit is free and open to the public. The Highland Beach Library is located at 3618 South Ocean Blvd. in Highland Beach. For more information call 561 278-5455. Diverse in style, technique and media, artists Vicki Siegel and Bonnie Shapiro share a common theme, “Time and Place”, that unites the varied works in the show. This is the thread of history that reaches back into our past, configures the present and projects itself into the future. Time and place binds us together as community, as our memories and concern for future generations shape our current thoughts and actions. The oil paintings of Bonnie Shapiro are a painted journal of people and places encountered as a child growing up in Florida. These early impressions are superimposed on the current landscape. Paintings are built up slowly through layers and glazes, much like the memories that echo through life. Vicki Siegel’s work is a narrative that explores issues of identity, power, sexual discovery and the environment. Each painting unites a particular memory with a world that is part fantasy and part reality. To achieve this, painting, drawing and image transfers of photographs can be found in each mixed media painting, creating a dreamlike atmosphere with a surreal sense of space. The Highland Beach Library Gallery Hours: Mon.-Wed., Noon-6pm, Thursdays, Noon-4pm, Friday-Saturday, 10 am-1pm. You can see more of the artists’ works by visiting their websites: Bonnie Shapiro: www.bonnieshapiro.artspan.com and Vicki Siegel: www.vickisiegelart.com