Charlotte Hackin has one-woman exhibit

Charlotte Hackin has one-woman exhibit


Local artist Charlotte Hackin will have a one-woman exhibit at Paragon Restaurant, 205 W. State Street. Opening night is Friday, Nov. 16 with a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. Hackin will exhibit colorful new work in a variety of media and subject material—“something for everyone,” the artist says. Guests are cordially invited, and refreshments will be served.

Hackin has been very busy these days, between her art and her new job as Park District commissioner. She will have another show coming up this winter out West.

Hackin’s artistic career has spanned more than 50 years, with her work evolving from primarily realism in oils to abstract expressionism in acrylic and watercolor. She was introduced to acrylic by Paul Coze, an acclaimed international artist, while living in Arizona. “It was a big challenge,” she recalls. “Acrylic paint dries rapidly, and while I thought it was a waste of my time, I kept constantly making new discoveries which changed my thinking and style from realism to expressionism—abstract was born.

“The earth, sky and the sea are a few sources that I am inspired by. Combining the endless challenges of nature, sometimes in a distorted form, other times in a more recognizable shape, inviting the viewer to make their own discoveries, pausing for a moment to feast their eyes and have an uplifting experience.”

She feels that she is a better artist today. “I’ve crystallized my colors,” she stated, “stylized my work and developed my themes. Each of the walls in this room holds a different theme, style and medium. Living out west near the Pima Indian Reservation for 20 years, I have a deep passion for the land and its people. Art lovers who are sensitive–sophisticated in their taste, will appreciate and savor the exhibit.”

Come on out to Paragon, enjoy a relaxing evening and meet an artist who has truly evolved in her own way.

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