Exhibit Opening at the Dr. Gene Prough Center for the Arts

Breaking Free: Dark Energy Dark Matter

Paintings by Margaret Schnebly Hodge

Opening Reception Thursday, January 22, 6:00-7:30 P.M.

Dr. Gene Prough Center for the Arts at Chipola College

Dr. Gene Prough Center for the Arts3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL         January 22 through March 1.

Join visual artist Margaret Schnebly Hodge at the opening reception January 22, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Prough Center for the Arts, Chipola College, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL. The exhibit of oil paintings and other media runs through March 6, 2015.The visual art gallery is open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to noon. Admission to the gallery is free.

Throughout her career Hodge has enjoyed concurrent successes in both the commercial graphic and fine art fields. Long appreciated as an abstract figurative and landscape painter using a dark and rich palette and with a philosophical preoccupation with concepts of physical and emotional restraint, many works in this exhibit show Hodge’s aesthetic expansion beyond the sense of earth-bound considerations.

Breaking Free

Of her newest works, Gary R. Libby, Director Emeritus of the Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach, says, “The qualities of light in a dynamic cosmos, the existence of supernovas, the qualities of dark stars, dark matter, dark energy, baryonic clouds of matter and ideas about anti-matter all seem to find a place in Hodge’s richly painted visions of a beautiful and powerful apocalypse on the heels of contemporary science’s early penetration into the mysteries of creation and destruction in our universe. In many ways Hodge’s new work artistically begins to bridge important elements of this new science with the eternal beauty and mystery of the Heavens.” To read more of his essay click here.

Devoting most of her time to the creative process and working privately in her Ormond Beach studio, Hodge has recently exhibited this series of work selectively with exhibitions at Daytona State College, Daytona Beach; the Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Jacksonville; and now at the Gene Prough Center for the Arts. To view images of the Breaking Free Exhibit click here. An award winning artist, her work can be found in private, public, and institutional collections. She also produces a professional blog on art books and exhibits.