Watercolors and Oils by Nancy Lebey Solana
Nancy Lebey Solana is a native of Savannah who grew up with a love for drawing and painting. She attended the University of Georgia, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Lamar Dodd School of Art. Before graduating, she spent a semester with the UGA studies abroad program in Cortona, Italy, where she has since returned to both study and teach Alumni workshops. Nancy has primarily exhibited in local shows such as the Isle of Hope art show and has had a solo show at the Iocovozzi Gallery.
The beauty of the lines, colors, angles and light seen in creation and the everyday scenes of life are Nancy’s inspiration… The painting of a place or item that is seen daily but not focused on because of the familiarity of it, giving pause to stop and look again.
Primarily, though, this show was painted for Hospice Savannah in honor of Nancy’s father, Clifford Lebey, who spent the last six weeks of his life in the facility here. This show is dedicated to him, a man who loved and was loved dearly, and who modeled the essence of care, honesty, and integrity.
It is in his treasured memory and in honor of the dedication of those who work at Hospice Savannah to minister the same wonderful, tender care that gives solace and comfort to the families who gather in this place to say goodbye to their loved one. The grace and dignity with which its residents and family are treated here is a gift to both patient and loved ones alike. May these paintings bring a bit of comfort and pleasure to all who daily give of themselves, and to those who come in need of it.
This show will hang through March 31 and, as always, a portion of sales will help provide the many extra services and programs we offer our patients and the community.
The Hospice Savannah Art Gallery is located at 1352 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Second quarter, 2017: Paintings by Fran Thomas and Donna Bouchillon. Reception: April 6
Fran Thomas, born in Macon, GA, graduated with a BFA from Auburn University and arrived on the Savannah art scene in 2002 with the opening of Gallery 440. In 2009 she closed her gallery to free up time to paint and write. Her work can be found in many private and corporate collections, at the Downstairs Gallery in Savannah, and the Gallery of Macon Arts Alliance and the Ocmulgee Arts Gallery in Macon. In addition to her art degree, Fran studied with Henry Hensch at the Cape School of Art in Provincetown, Massachusetts; took courses at VCU, The Studio School at VMFA, and at Nimrod in Virginia; and painted independently in Italy for twelve years. Donna Bouchillon began to pursue painting following a 32-year career with the U.S. District Court. A native Savannahian, she has studied with numerous painters, photographers and naturalists to capture scenes from our local marshes and woodlands, wildlife, nesting birds, shrimp boats readying for work, florals and even old jalopy trucks. Please join the artists at their opening reception on Thursday, April 6 between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. The show will hang through June 30, 2017
Fourth quarter, 2017: Paintings by Larry Levow and students. Reception: October 12.
First quarter, 2018: Paintings by Sharon McIntosh. Reception: January 11.
New work by local artists is featured every quarter. A volunteer committee meets each November to decide on shows for the following year.
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