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Event Series Event Series: 1969: Reflection & Reimagination

Canceled*Politics & Pastels: A Conversation with Jane Steelman

March 29 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm


Join us on Wednesday, March 29 when Wake Forest artist Jane Steelman visits the museum to talk about her award-winning work, I Voted and So Will She. The work reflects on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment and considers the intersections of race and gender. The pastel drawing earned Steelman the DAR American Heritage Award in 2020.

All are welcome to this special event, but please register as seating is limited. The exhibition galleries will be open before and after the presentation.

Steelman will return in May for a workshop on alcohol ink art. Learn more about this class and register.

About the Artist

Dr. Steelman works in various media including pastels, charcoal, acrylic, oils, alcohol inks, and stained glass. She enjoys the vibrant colors found in alcohol inks and stained glass and the blending qualities of pastels and oils. Her work varies from photorealistic charcoals and pastels to abstract landscapes in acrylics and alcohol inks. Dr. Steelman’s work can be found in a myriad of public and private art collections and has been seen in numerous exhibitions; local, state, and international.

Dr. Steelman has been awarded First Place in the National Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) American Heritage Art Contest in the category of Pastels for three years. Prints of her winning entries have been donated to the NC Veteran’s Life Center, 1005 9th St., Butner, NC.

One of her paintings has been selected for the Spotlight on Artists Public Art Project 2021 and is on display as a mural at the Wake Forest Renaissance Center, 405 Brooks St., Wake Forest, NC.

Jane is the current President of the Pastel Society of North Carolina and a member and steering committee member of the Wake Forest Guild of Artists. She currently lives in Wake Forest, North Carolina where she has a home studio.

414 N Main Street
Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587 United States
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