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FIRST FRIDAY: Featured Artists Elaine Starrett and James Glass

  • 03/03/2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Small Gallery

A Desert Art Center First Friday Event

Desert Art Center will host a reception for Featured Artists Elaine Starrett and James Glass 
Complimentary refreshments will be served.
Location: Small Gallery

Elaine Starrett

Elaine Starrett was born in Palo Alto, CA, and received her education in art and graphic design at Foothill and De Anza Colleges in the San Francisco Bay Area. She worked as a graphic artist for several years, then moved to Carmel, CA where she worked and helped manage an art gallery for two years. Surrounded by art and beauty, she gained much knowledge and even more desire to paint herself. Having visited Maui several times and loving the warm weather, she accepted a job offered in a gallery, and Maui became her home for 19 years.

Elaine has exhibited and been a featured artist in many galleries on Maui, as well as displaying and selling her own work. Her work has been collected by people from all over the world and graced the walls of every state in our country. She was a member of The Lahaina Arts Society for over ten years and participated in the weekly, "Art in the Park" held under the legendary Banyon Tree. There she displayed, demonstrated and successfully sold her art. Additionally, she gave weekly painting classes to guests of several resort hotels as well as privately.

Elaine paints in acrylics and oils and especially enjoys abstracts in particular. She also enjoys her painterly "Heavenscapes," which have more recognized subject matter. Her focus is color, mood, and feeling that create dream-like images evoking peace and tranquility.

James C. Glass

James Glass writes science fiction and has been publishing since 1987. He retired in 1999 as a physics professor and dean at Eastern Washington University and divides his time between Spokane, Washington and Desert Hot Springs.

James began painting seriously in 1998 and has studied art in classes at Spokane Art School, Sedona Art Center, Corbin Art Center and Desert Art Center since that time. His strongest interest is in recreating scenes from his travels that he wants to remember, but he also does some floral and architectural work. His favorite media are oils on canvas and pastels on sandpaper, but he also does work with watercolors and occasionally acrylics. His most recent experimental work is with pen and wash on handmade paper. He has been a gallery member of the Desert Art Center since 2005.

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