How I Deal: Oil Paintings by Julie Waltz-Stalker The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes is pleased to announce Julie Waltz-Stalker’s "How I Deal," a new exhibition on view in the Evelyn Peeler Peacock Gallery at The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes from February 8 through April 23, 2021. Schedule your viewing appointment at The ARTS Council by contacting casey@eARTS.org.
About The Exhibit:
"Two years into the Trump presidency I started painting flowers as therapy. Life in America had begun to feel like some kind of deadlier, more sinister version of Whack-A-Mole where each day brought multiple new horrors. I was overwhelmed by everything I could not do to stop the onslaught of spite and abuse and unrepentant lies.
It seems silly, but painting flowers brought me happiness. I believe there was power in transforming all that grief, rage, and helplessness into beautiful objects. The meditative act of painting was a way to ease my anxious mind, to step into my power, to shine a small light into the darkness I saw around me."
*Ten percent of sales from this show will be donated to organizations that fight for social justice
Julie Waltz-Stalker grew up in Staunton, Virginia. She attended Houghton College, where she received a BA of Fine Art in painting and sculpture. In 2006 she moved to Corning, New York to study under the painter Thomas S. Buechner as an apprentice and studio assistant.