To Paint is to Love Again: Jacksonville Artist Celebrates 20 Years of Painting

Artist Image from the retrospective show To Paint is to Love Again: Untitled Study, 4” x 5” (1995), by Anna Elkins

Untitled Study, 4” x 5” (1995)

South Stage Cellars hosts a retrospective exhibit of the works of Jacksonville artist Anna Elkins from April 3 – May 7, 2015. The retrospective will include selected paintings from across two decades of Elkins’ visual arts career. The exhibit of Elkins’ paintings will be on display. Meet the artist and enjoy fine wine and complimentary hors d’oeuvres during the reception on April 11 from 5-8 pm.

Anna Elkins earned a BA in Art & English, and an MFA and Fulbright Fellowship in poetry. She has written, painted, and taught on five continents. She is the author of the illustrated vignette, The Heart Takes Flight, the novel The Honeylicker Angel, and the poetry collection The Space Between. As both a poet and painter, Elkins often incorporates words into her art and imagery into her words. She took the title of her exhibit from Henry Miller’s rare and out-of-print book of the same name: To Paint is to Love Again. In it, Miller wrote: “To paint is to love again, and to love is to live to the fullest.”

In addition to the exhibited paintings, some of which have never before been displayed, there will be some more surprises on offer—a secret until the reception.

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South Stage Cellars is located at 125 South 3rd Street, Jacksonville, Oregon.