Lynn Schulte will be exhibiting her travelling art show Remembrance: the Pink Chair Project in the Lane Library Weston Gallery during the month of July, 2013. The group of paintings make up a love story that celebrates the memory of Lynne’s mother in moving and beautiful images. Lynne sensed her mother’s presence while painting an Adirondack chair of her mother’s favorite color – bright, knock-your-socks-off pink. After the initial surprise of that experience, Lynne began placing the chair into various locations that had special meaning to herself or her mother. In this way, she created a cohesive body of work that shines as individual paintings as well as a sensitive and powerful grouping.
Each painting has a story. As she painted, Lynne understood more about her mother, about her relationship with her mother, and herself. These stories are written and posted with the paintings. “In grieving and learning to accept that my mother is gone, I am celebrating that she has been released,” said Schulte. “As hard as it is not to have her here with me, there is an understanding that comes.”
People are invited to participate in the project by posting a note to a loved one, or by writing a longer excerpt in the Remembrance book available in the Weston Gallery. Lynn maintains a blog about the Pink Chair Project at http://pinkchairpaintings.blogspot.com.
Those who want to learn more about Lynn and the story of this exhibit are welcome to attend an Artist Reception and Presentation on Monday, July 29th at 6:30 PM. The library will supply light refreshments.