My artwork allows me to express myself viscerally, choosing colors that appear to clash in order to create something that is vibrant and perhaps even unexpeccted. I hope that viewers will get a little agitated and ask themselves, "I wonder what she's getting at." Putting yourself in an uncomfortable situation can be good for you because it helps you grow and propels you into bigger and better things. The viewer becomes an active participant in enjoying and interpreting the works. This empowers the viewer and that pleases me!
Gladys Lipton began painting in earnest only a few years ago. She had her first solo art show at the Friendship Heights Village Art Gallery. Since then, she has had several more solo shows and has participated in shows at the Women’s Club of Chevy Chase, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington and the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, Maryland.
Before turning to painting, Gladys had a full and rich career teaching French and Spanish. She coordinated language programs in Anne Arundel County, Maryland and at UMBC’s Outreach Program. She ran an international language camp for young children and served as a consultant to school districts and universities in the US and abroad.
|2017||"Lively and Lustrous," Friendship Heights Village Center, Chevy Chase, Maryland|
|2017||"Audacious and Appealing," River Road Unitarian Church, Bethesda, Maryland|
|2016||"Interaction and Interest," National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland|
|2015||"Color and Chaos," Friendship Heights Gallery, Chevy Chase, Maryland|
|Founders Hall Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville, Rockville, Maryland|
|"It's Amazing: Motion and Mystique," Bethesda Library, Bethesda, Maryland|
|2016||Artomatic 2016, Potomac, Maryland|
|2016||Impressions, The Takoma Park Community Center Atrium Gallery, Takoma Park, Maryland|
|2015||40th Annual Community Art Show, Womens Club of Chevy Case, Chevy Chase, Maryland|
|"A Lifetime of Perspective," Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Rockville, Maryland|
|2014||Annual Group Show, Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, Maryland|
|2016||Creating Abstracts Workshop, Takoma Park Community Center Art Room, Takoma Park, Maryland|
Description: Workshop to show adults and children (ages 12 and up) how to create their own 2-dimensional abstract art work and coloring book pages
Bachelor of Arts, Brooklyn College, New York
Masters, University of Maine, Maine
Doctorate, New York University, New York
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