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Enjoy local art and photography all year on the upper level of the Nature Center. A portion of every purchase supports the Nature Center.

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Enjoy local art and photography all year on the upper level of the Nature Center. A portion of every purchase supports the Nature Center.

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ART ON VIEW: Encaustic Paintings

Art on View Exhibit at Nature Center Features Encaustic Paintings by

Cleveland Artist and Native

The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes announces a new art exhibit by Susan E. Squires coming January 5, 2023. The small works in this exhibition are responses to her love of nature. They include tree slices, rocks, shells and other found objects and are mainly based on the circle , which among other things, is a metaphor for centering on essence.

“For many years my goal has been to create encaustic paintings as meaningful, evocative, and inspirational experiences for myself and the viewer. I want them to be quiet meditations with thoughtful psychological and spiritual implications.”, Squires said, in a Nature Center release.

Believing that an innate sense of “the sacred” has been diminished in our wealth/power focused culture, Susan seeks to search for meaning and our true place in the Universe. Both rational and intuitive, the pieces are "poetic interpretations of subtle states of being.” Addressing the mind/body/spirit continuum, Squires displays a deep reverence for the past, a desire to explore uncharted terrain, yet the work is confidently grounded in the present.

Born and currently residing in Cleveland, Ohio, Susan Squires attended Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. She received her B.F.A. from Cleveland Institute of Art in 1983. Subsequently, Squires studied art and art history in Italy with the University of Georgia and the University of Texas. Since 2002, Squires has been affiliated with the Arte e Pensieri Gallery in Rome, Italy. She has work in Spoleto, Perugia and Pisa. Susan travels extensively and dances Argentine Tango. She is currently represented by the Bonfoey Gallery in Cleveland, OH.

The three-month exhibit opens with an artist’s reception on Thursday, January 5 from 5:30 to 7 pm, which is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. All pieces are available for purchase with a percentage of each purchase supporting the Nature Center.
Squire’s paintings will be on view through Monday, March 27 during regular business hours at the Nature Center.

Email Marcia McNallie mcnallie@shakerlakes.org for details.