Mother-Daughter Art Show at Burpee Museum

Mother-Daughter Art Show at Burpee Museum


Ingrid Neuhofer Dohm and her daughter, Alexandra Cheshire, will together be showing more than four dozen paintings in a new show hosted by the Burpee Museum of Natural History. The Mother-Daughter Show, housed in Burpee’s Mahlburg Auditorium, will begin with a reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 12, and will run during the museum’s regular hours through January 19, 2002.

“I am very excited about this show,” says Rockford’s Dohm, who has been actively showing her watercolor and acrylic florals and landscapes for more than a decade. Dohm’s current venues include the MIMI International Galerie on Walton Street in Chicago, the Womanmade Gallery in Chicago, the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford, the Jackson Piano Gallery in Colonial Village, and many corporate and business locations. Now, the museum is recognizing the unique works of Dohm and her daughter, Alexandra, with a four-month exhibit.

“Alexandra has shown amazing talent since she was a small child, when I would set up an easel for her, and we would paint side by side. She wanted to be a fashion designer, and studied design and French. Then she discovered she really loved the drawing and painting and began taking classes for general art. She added German and photography and excelled in these, also. She is so talented in so many areas,” says Dohm. “Her watercolors of still life are simply beautiful, and I know people will really appreciate seeing her art and meeting her.”

Cheshire, who grew up in Rockford, now lives in Tucson, Ariz., and is currently teaching high school art classes. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe, and these cultures and experiences, as well as the patterns and color found in everyday objects have greatly inspired her art.

The public is cordially invited to view the Mother-Daughter show at the Burpee Museum. Please call 965-3433 for museum hours and more information on the show.

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