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U.Va. Artist To Exhibit ‘Natural Histories’ At Charlottesville’s Les Yeux Du Monde Gallery In March

February 25, 2005 --

WHO:   Artist Elizabeth Schoyer, Studio Art teacher, U.Va. McIntire Department of Art

WHAT:  Exhibit — “Natural Histories: Egypt and the Amazonia”
WHEN:  Wednesday, March 2 through Saturday, March 26

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m .

WHERE:    Les Yeux du Monde

                 Water and First streets

                 Charlottesville, Va.

WHAT:       Opening Reception
WHEN:       Friday, March 4, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Artist Elizabeth Schoyer explores two different areas of the world — Egypt and the Amazon — in an exhibit of painting at Charlottesville’s Les Yeux du Monde gallery in March.

Inspired by the recorded natural history and specimens brought back by two adventurers — Henry Bates, who explored the Amazon for 11 years in the mid-1800s, and Napoleon Bonaparte, who invaded Egypt in 1798 — Schoyer incorporates images of their observances and collections in her work.

 “To me, the paintings and gouaches suggest human futility in the face of natural processes and changes, but also reflect the wonder and beauty of discovery,” Schoyer wrote in her artist statement.

Schoyer teaches painting and drawing in U.Va.’s McIntire Department of Art. She earned her B.F.A. in painting at the Philadelphia College of Art, her M.F.A. at Indiana University, and studied painting at the Banff School of Fine Arts in Banff, Canada. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the East Coast and is held in several public collections.

For additional information, contact Les Yeux du Monde at (434) 973-5566.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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