Explorations in Nature:
The Starkville Area Arts Council is hosting an exhibition of works by Robin Whitfield at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership on 200 Main Street in downtown Starkville, MS. This show will run from 9 March through 11 May 2015 with an opening reception on Thursday, 26 March from 5:30-7:00 PM. Refreshments will be served at the reception. Dulcilmer music will be performed by Donna and Richard Switzer!
Robin will be the juror for this year's Cotton District Arts Festival Juried Show, which be held on April 18, 2015. Robin lives and works in Grenada, Mississippi. She works in rivers, swamps and forests near her downtown studio and around the state. Her work explores relationships of form and color as well as the ecological. Discovering and sharing the beauty of nature and biodiversity is a driving force in her creative life. Robin works on cotton paper with traditional watercolors and pigments gathered from the earth.
Robin graduated from Delta State University in 1996 with a BFA in Painting. She has been on the Mississippi Arts Commission Roster since 2006, an artist-in-residence for ArtPlace Mississippi since 2002 and an Audubon Master Naturalist of Mississippi since 2007. She has given creative workshops and has exhibited her work widely across the state for the past 15 years. Her artworks and illustrations have been featured in numerous publications including “Words On Nature: a collection of writings by Eudora Welty” edited by Patti Carr-Black. She was selected to be the Artist-In Residence at Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge for the fall of 2014.
We strongly encourage you to join us in viewing Robin's wonderful artwork and meeting her at the reception on March 26th.