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Distilled Life, an exhibition of still life oils

by Laura Gleason on 2017-10-05T17:43:11-06:00 in Eli M. Oboler Library, Art | Comments

Art reception held 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Oct. 19 at Oboler library on first floor

This event is free and light refreshments will be available.

Sivitz is the recipient of a 2017 professional development grant through the Idaho Commission on the Arts with the National Endowment for the Arts. She works as a representational artist and art instructor in her studio in Old Town, Pocatello. Her still life paintings are a window into moments distilled from the rush of time. Frequently, they are vignettes: a break in the action. Interesting forms and the play of light and shadow on everyday objects inhabit her paintings. A little humor sometimes appears in her paintings as well.

Sivitz’s first experience painting a still life, under the guidance of local artist Danene Taysom, was a pivotal one. After working as a freelance natural history illustrator for many years, Sivitz was intrigued by the novelty of painting a subject that did not move or fly away. To further her skills, she studied oil painting and printmaking at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Four years after her first forays into the genre, Sivitz is still delving into the fascinating world of still life, challenging herself with each new piece. Along the way, she has discovered a deep love of painting glass and pears.

The library’s complete hours are available from our homepage. The library is located at 9th Avenue and Martin Luther King on the Idaho State University campus in Pocatello.

The exhibit can be viewed whenever the library is open.  For more information about Sivitz and her art visit her webpage.  To learn about the library and its art exhibitions, please contact Kristi at or (208) 282-4073.

Kristi N. Austin, M.A., M.L.S.
Head of Research Services
Reference Librarian
Bibliographer for Fine and Performing Arts


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