Carol Skinger’s watercolor of the playground sculpture/ slide at Aspinwall Riverfront Park. Sculptor: Tom Otterness
Solo art exhibition of 40 works by Carol Skinger at Cooper Siegel Library
403 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 412-828-9520
Neighborhood: Fox Chapel
Artist Reception, open to the public: Saturday June 24, 2017 from 2-5PM but the show is fully installed now.
Map link to library: https://goo.gl/maps/bzAXh2eF2qq
Overall dates of Exhibition: May 14- November 8, 2017
Mon 10AM – 8PM Tue 10AM – 5PM
Wed 10AM – 8PM Thu 10AM – 8PM
Fri 10AM – 5PM Sat 10AM – 5PM
Sun 1PM – 5PM (Please note: There are no Sunday hours in the summer)
Most pieces are for sale as well as prints in some cases. You are very welcome to enjoy the generous hours the library is open and stop by to see the show. I will be glad to meet you there if you contact me through my website here .
Carol Skinger- bio
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Carol Skinger is best known for her landscape watercolor & gouache paintings bold in style, drawn from the imagination, of both abstract and recognizable places. Watercolor, gouache, ink and pastel, are her primary mediums.
For her 6 month solo show at Cooper Siegel Library in Fox Chapel May 14- Nov 8, 2017 look for some views from her imagination and for views of the area served by the library. Some works in the show are of Aspinwall including Aspinwall Riverfront Park, Greenwood Cemetery, Hitchhiker Brewing Co (former Fort Pitt Brewing Co) in Sharpsburg, and various scenes Carol admires from her frequent local bicycle rides.
Her work includes commissioned work often custom house portraits of which there will be examples. She has done paintings of homes locally in Fox Chapel, Aspinwall, O’hara, Indiana Township, Squirrel Hill, Oakmont, Sewickley, and other locales.
Carol resides in Fox Chapel and has lived in Pittsburgh for over 30 years. Originally from Vermont she grew up in the Lake Champlain Islands and in Stowe at the foot of Mt. Mansfield. After graduating from college in the Bay Area with an Art degree, she moved to Boston and developed a career in architectural space planning and interior design. Carol met her husband, John Horn, in Boston and they relocated to Pittsburgh when he became a professor of Neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh in the medical school. In recent years, Carol has intensified her lifelong love of drawing and painting and has become active in the Pittsburgh arts community.
Education: California College of the Arts (BFA). Additional studies at Instituto Allende, Mexico, Boston Architectural Center, Carlow University and Truro Center for the Arts.
-Solo Art Exhibition Cooper Siegel Library May 14- November 8 2017
-Invited Artist summer 2016 Brett Yasko’s The John Riegert Show at Space Gallery – Pittsburgh
– Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh 2015 received a Best of Show Prize (one of three) from Freyda Spira, Associate Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for Skinger’s series of 6 paintings of mobile homes.
-“Internationally Inspired: A Response to the 2013 Carnegie International” 3rd Street Gallery, March 2014: A series of paintings bound in a book, inspired by seeing Carnegie International.
– 22″ x 30″ print of her ink drawing of “Sixth Avenue” in the collection at The Duquesne Club Pittsburgh
-Cover Art: In Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac on August 20, 2015 he read from Paul Martin’s most recent book of poetry Floating on the Lehigh published by Grayson Books. My painting was licensed for use on the cover.
– “Small Works” exhibit juried by Joy Borelli — Honorable Mention for “Homage to August Wilson”.
–Fein Arts Gallery “Urban Dreams” exhibit, sponsored by Pittsburgh Society of Artists, juried by Kathleen Zimbicki — Jurors Award for “Fake Urban Plan for East Liberty”.
– Illustration: Schenley Park Pictorial Map was licensed for use to illustrate Western Pennsylvania History, Fall 2015 issue. Article: What’s in a Namesake? Mary Schenley by Jake Oresick. The drawing itself done in the late 1930’s, and never had color. Carol rescued it from obscurity, added color, text and various notations. She sells the print on her website as well as at gift shop of Senator John Heinz History Center and Staghorn Café. Sizes are 18” square and 30”square.
A few pieces on the exhibit:
Kayaking Near Brilliant Railroad Bridge, watercolor and gouache by Carol Skinger
Sharpsburg, PA watercolor and gouache by Carol Skinger