Elizabeth Fontaine-Barr

TECO Gallery Opens Elizabeth Fontaine-Barr Exhibition

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TECO Public Art Gallery in downtown Tampa presents Chroma, opening November 1 through January 3, 2017. This Solo exhibition features ­­­­15 boldly colorful paintings by Tampa artist Elizabeth Fontaine-Barr, who was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. Primarily working with acrylic and pastel, the flexibility of the medium allows Elizabeth to use gradual shading to soften transitions or create more energetic and fanciful settings in a style she views as “modern expressionism.”

Fontaine-Barr graduated from the University of New Orleans with a degree in Fine Arts with a specialization in painting. She later owned and operated a commercial and fine art studio in the city, while additionally pursuing a passion of teaching art to children. Today, Elizabeth’s work is inspired more by the sights and colors of nature rather than the urban cityscapes of the “Big Easy”. But just as New Orleans has its own unique culture, her style is distinctly her own and not quite down the straight and narrow. Though her varied palette may appear in the natural landscapes and wildlife that she portrays, colors are often subverted and made to step outside their normal bounds. In tribute to Elizabeth’s singular approach, her paintings have been the subject of both juried and solo exhibits garnering awards as well as accolades. Whether portraying scenes from her travels or more locally inspired settings, her works have become a part of treasured private collections stretching from Hawaii to New York.

You can join artist Elizabeth Fontaine-Barr on Friday, November 10 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm at TECO Public Art Gallery. She will host a Talk & Tour of the exhibition and talk about her work, her inspirations and answer questions. This event is FREE and Open to the Public. 

The TECO Public Art Gallery is at 702 North Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602. It is open Monday-Friday from 8 am-5 pm. For information about the gallery, please contact Curator Debra Radke at dradke2@gmail.com. For information about the artist please visit her website at www.fontainegallery.com.  

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