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Abstract acrylic and mixed media paintings featured in new CAH exhibition

The LCSC Center for Arts & History (CAH) presents Pilgrimage: LiDona Wagner, a traveling exhibition of abstract acrylic and mixed media paintings. The opening reception for the exhibition will take place Friday, June 14, from 6 – 8 p.m. LiDona Wagner will lead docent tours starting at 6 p.m. in the upstairs galleries. The exhibition runs May 31 - July 20.
Wagner's work demonstrates the art of narrative abstraction. Each painting tells a story about a specific place, told through the use of color and symbol.
Wagner says of her work: "The abstract acrylic and mixed media paintings in Pilgrimage fall into three groups: places that evoked wonder in me, encounters that challenged me to face myself, and people whose courage and ingenuity I was privileged to witness. The intent of the exhibition is to reveal the mystery and beauty of unfamiliar places, honor a variety of the world’s cultures, and evoke question in the viewer about universal human experience."
Wagner began her artistic career by studying Oriental Expressionism with Alan Bruce in Victoria, B.C. Her other mentors include contemporary abstract artists Katherine Chang Liu, Marilyn Hughey Phillis, and Virginia Cobb. Wagner’s paintings hang in private and public collections in Australia, Canada, Egypt, Mexico, and the United States. Wagner holds a master's degree in Literary Nonfiction from the University of Oregon. Her Inner Journey column ran for five years in FOCUS magazine in British Columbia.
Pilgrimage: LiDona Wagner Exhibition is brought to the LCSC Center for Arts & History through sponsorships from ASLCSC, Charles A. Brown, Attorney at Law, and through grants from US Bancorp, Idaho Commission on the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are graciously accepted.
For more information about the exhibit, visit CAH or call 208.792.2243.