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"Paintings For All Seasons" oils by Agnes Schenk opens


Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents an exhibition by painter Agnes Schenk. Ms. Schenk previously exhibited at the Newport Beach Central Library in 2015, with enthusiastic response from the public.

Approximately thirty years ago, "Aggie" – as she prefers to be called – returned to an early love for oil paint, brushes, and canvas. Her early art instruction while in high school in Missouri, was by Ursuline nuns educated at the Sorbonne in Paris. Those early lessons forced her to focus on drawing and details of hands and faces. After mastering the pencil, she was then allowed to progress with charcoal, then watercolor and finally to oil. This classic method of careful attention to composition laid the framework for her now well-known paintings of flowers in all their glory.

Aggie studied under several master painters such as local artists Frank Tarallo, Bill Alexander and Gary Jenkins. Later, she joined Jonathan Burke and Roger Armstrong's classes at Laguna College of Art & Design.

At 90, Aggie continues to attend painting groups twice a week, refusing to let any ailments get in the way of her creativity.

The exhibition will be on display during library operating hours, March 5 through May 4, 2018.

Shown above: Agnes Schenk at work in her studio.

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