The Jackson County Arts Council will host the Fitzallen Eldridge Artist Reception at the Rotunda Gallery of the Jackson County Public Library from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today (Thursday).
The work consists of both oil paintings and fused glass.
“COVID-19 forced me to become isolated, and I found myself home with little to do,” Eldridge said. “I had created a studio but had used it very little except to teach a couple of students. While I was working with an adult student I discovered the need to demonstrate, and I decided to use the imagery that floats around in my mind’s eye to create my own compositions, and thereby demonstrate what I was trying to get the student to do.”
Each piece was produced between March of 2020 and the present. The paintings are a reflection of things Eldridge is passionate about: the garden, the national parks and horses
Eldridge’s work will be shown in the Rotunda Gallery through November. At the reception the community has a chance to interact with the artist.