We’re excited to be featuring the artwork of Carol Galligan for our August First Friday showing. Carol lives in Lancaster and holds a Master’s Degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Fine Art and Design, Rochester, N.Y. Her professional background includes having been an Assistant Director of the Paula Allen Gallery, SoHo NYC, and teacher at the following colleges: Franklin and Marshall College, Elizabethtown College, Lebanon Valley College, The Pennsylvania School of Art and Design, and the Lancaster Athenaeum (a private middle school). Carol has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in New York City, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Japan, and Italy. Her work is part of many permanent corporate and college collections.
Her Eastern studies introduced her to Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. In these cultures, the arts were considered forms of spiritual practice. The painting of mountains was especially important … mountains represented the bones, and waterways represented the blood of living nature. Carol says, “My travel experiences have been very limited. Aside from Malaysia and China, I have not been outside the walls of America. However, I believe I have traveled the universe. Den Ming-Dao, a Chinese poet, says it well: “Without going out of the door I can know all things on earth. Without looking out of the window I can know the way of Heaven. The wise person knows what must truly be open, is the mind. Today, however, how I relate to the ‘mountain’ has grown into something more personal…..I am the mountain!!! Those are my bones that make up the mountain, and it is my blood that make the waterways.”
We hope you can join us on Friday August 1st from 5-9PM. Tours of our model apartments will also be available.