Artist Christie Devereaux exhibits her Stormy Weather Series in the Port Washington Public Library’s Main Gallery Oct. 2-30. The Art Advisory Council hosts a reception for the artist Oct. 5 from 1-3 p.m.
Devereaux was born in Brooklyn. While earning a degree in industrial design at Pratt Institute, she also studied modern dance at the Henry Street Settlement in Manhattan. She performed with famed choreographer Robert Wilson, and went on tour for a year with the Electric Circus.
In 1969, Devereaux moved to Italy where she worked as an industrial designer and graphic artist. In addition, she painted commissions for the church and the state. Her most noted commissioned portrait is of Padre Pio, which is in a permanent collection in the Museum of Padre Pio in Pietrelcina, Italy. Examples of this work can be viewed on her website at www.christiedevereaux.com.
Devereaux returned to New York in 1980. She has participated in numerous shows, and her work has been on display at the Lever House, Broome Street Gallery, and New World Art Center, the Chung-Cheng Art Gallery at St. John’s University.
Recent work has focused on a series of paintings and sculptures that are designed to engage the viewer in a self-reflection process from a secular, political and spiritual perspective. Her seascapes represent the artist’s reflection on her personal experience with the forces of nature.The artist has a daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren who live in the Port Washington area.
For further information contact 516-883-4400, Ext. 130.
Information compiled from a press release from Jackie Kelly.