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Exhibit to explore use of fiber and acrylic paint

An exhibit titled “Blurring Distinctions” by artists Vicki Siegel and Leora K. Stewart will be on display at Palm Beach State College’s Art Gallery at Eissey Campus beginning Feb. 16.

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Stewart’s piece titled “Entanglement”

The exhibit is an exploration of fiber (Stewart) and acrylic paint (Siegel). It runs from Feb. 16 to March 18. An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 16. Both artists push the boundaries of these materials to new forms.

“My work is primarily in three dimensions using a variety of textile techniques with natural and synthetic fibers to create pieces that are metaphors for the environment, specifically water as a source for life,” said Stewart, who teaches fiber arts at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach. “The oceans, coral reefs, waterfalls, mangroves and sea life are endangered and represent the fragility of life on earth.”

Siegel’s paintings explore painting and photography combined.

“Blending the two art forms results in images that are both real and imaginary,” says Siegel, who owns an art studio in Delray Beach. “In these colorful figurative works, a boundary becomes a metaphor for the point where two things become different. Human and natural forms are transformed by the use of acrylic paint, image transfers from my photographs, paint skins and the addition of light.”

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Siegel’s piece titled “See it Coming”

For more information about Stewart, visit www.leorakstewart.com. For more on Siegel, go to www.vickisiegelart.com. Blurring Distinctions is curated by Karla Walter, art gallery specialist.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus is located on the first floor of the BB building, 3160 PGA Blvd. For more information, call the gallery at 561-207-5015.

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