Local Art Instructor Displays Body of Work
Chicagoland artist and instructor, Beth Leahy will display her work at the La Grange Public Library. Leahy’s oil paintings and sketches can be viewed in the Lower Level Gallery from October 2 through November 11, 2012. An artist’s reception will be held at the Library on October 5 from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Leahy began painting professionally over twenty years ago. After leaving her career as an education teacher to pursue her artistic endeavors full time, Beth quickly found success and comfort within the art communities of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Beth is primarily self-taught but has undergone training with several notable artists such as David Lefel, Greg Kreutz, Scott Fraser, just to name a few. She also spent considerable time in Florence, Italy, participating in an intensive study under instructor John Michael Angel, mastering the subtle nuances of Bargue-style drawing.
Beth Leahy takes great pride in her role as an artist, in addition to teaching classical realism to artists of all skill levels at local art studios and continuing education programs. Her work has been shown in the Fine Arts Building in Chicago as well as a number of galleries throughout the area. She has been painting for 35 years and teaching since 1998.
Read Leahy's blog to find out more her time and artistic study while in Florence, Italy.
This exhibit is part of the Library’s rotating display of local and area artists. Stop in to meet Beth Leahy at the reception, or come in to view her work during regular Library hours. For more information about this exhibit or if you would like your work to be considered for display, visit www.lagrangelibrary.org or call the La Grange Public Library at 708.352.0576.