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The Kanner-Kurzon Museum

Sandy Shepps  

December 10, 2016 - January 15, 2017 

This exhibit will consist of pastels drawn en plein aire at a local community garden, as well as watercolor paintings in the Chinese style, which she had studied for fourteen years. Art has been a lifelong commitment for Sandy, and will, no doubt, continue for the rest of her lifetime.

Sandy’s interest in art started at an early age when she would draw on anything she could get her hands on. In Junior High School, an art teacher suggested that she should try out for the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan. Her acceptance started her long career in art. She attended The City College of New York and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees there, with postgraduate work there as well. She majored in Art Education and became a teacher of art. After twenty years in various New York City high schools, she taught art at Lehman College in New York, and then later at Indian River Community College in Ft. Pierce, Florida for five years.

Upon returning from Florida Sandy entered the world of Advertising Art as a free-lancer for five years. At the same time, she also illustrated greeting cards and exhibited her oil paintings. While doing all of this, she was recruited to a job training for new teachers for the New York City Board of Education.  She did that work until the program ended fourteen years later. Sandy has become a life member of the Art Students League.

She is now working in watercolor, pastel, stained glass, ceramics, and jewelry design.  She is also constantly perfecting her figure drawing skills with brush, ink, and wash tones. Her work is exhibited regularly and is owned and displayed in collections around the country.

This exhibit will open on Saturday, December 10th. The artist’s reception will be held on Sunday, December 11th, 2:00 pm-4:30 pm. Everyone is invited to come meet Sandy and discuss her work on that day. You can visit the exhibit at any other time when the synagogue is open. If the room is locked, please get the key from the Beth El office or from the greeter at the front door.

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