Nanette Hatzes’ drawings and paintings will be on display at the Majestic Theater Gallery in Gettysburg through August 31st. The opening reception will be on Wednesday, June 11th, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
Nanette Hatzes spent the first thirty years of her life in the Washington metropolitan area but has resided in Adams County since 1980. She earned a BFA in art and photography in 1980 from the University of Maryland - Baltimore County, an Me.d in Education from McDaniel College and a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Connecticut. After a satisfying career in education, she recently retired from her faculty position at Shippensburg University and devotes most of her time to painting, drawing, and photography. She has exhibited her work in New Orleans, Portland, Oregon, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Columbia and Frederick Maryland, and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, and has won awards for her work at numerous juried art shows.
Most of the pieces in this exhibition were created during the last two years using a variety of materials to create the scenes, symbols, portraits and abstracts that emerge from my dreams. Some have described my work as personal, primitive, evocative and sometimes humorous. Since learning I have Parkinson’s Disease, it has been even more important for me to continue to create. I believe that the creative process affords me an opportunity to step out of my “vessel” and enter a state of wellness. This total immersion in the act of painting has healed me. Remember, Pain + T = PainT.
This exhibition was made possible through the generous sponsorship of The Majestic Theater, The Gettysburg Festival, and Ozy Ozenbaugh’s generous support of the opening reception. The Gallery is open during Gettysburg Theatre hours. Call 717 677-2045 for information.