Fine Arts Center Gallery to Host Dual Exhibit ‘Becker/Light Hues’

by Diane VanDyke

Montgomery County Community College is hosting a dual exhibit featuring the artwork of Millie Becker and Molly Light from Wednesday, June 27, through Friday, July 27, at the College’s Fine Arts Center, Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell.

The opening reception will be held Wednesday, June 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a gallery talk at 6 p.m. The exhibit and reception are open to the public and free of charge.

Both artists enjoy using bold hues and exploring new ways of utilizing traditional media. Their styles are uniquely compatible and yet distinct. Powerful colors punctuate their artwork, created in a variety of water-based media, including watercolors, pastels, acrylics, encaustics, collage and mixed media

Becker’s rye sense of humor often informs her choice of subject and compositions. Her creativity and penchant for expressing new ideas is supported by a masterful command of different techniques and mediums.

Throughout her career, Becker has won numerous awards. Her artwork appears in the International Museum of Electrographic Art in Spain, as well as locally at Delaware County Community College, Rosemont College and the SPP Galleries in Conshohocken.

“Balancing Act” by Millie Becker

Often inspired by natural phenomena, Light’s abstracts evolve from weather or seasonal conditions—such as light, temperature, color, movement and textures—or from psychological moods. Her paintings push the envelope of what can be done with the unique qualities of each medium. Freedom of movement, balanced with intuitive timing and rhythms, contribute to rich combinations of color and stroke.

Educated at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Moore College of Art, and the College of Art at Hartford University, Light has won numerous awards in juried exhibitions.

‘Water Dreams’ by Molly Light

Both artists are committed activists for the arts. Becker has served as president of the Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists, and as a board member of Artists Equity. Light is a current board member of the Philadelphia/Tri-State Artists Equity and served as chairman of their signature 63rd Anniversary Exhibition in 2012.

For more information about the exhibition, contact Gallery Director Holly Cairns at 215-619-7349 or hcairns@mc3.edu.

You can help support the arts and art education programs at Montgomery County Community College by becoming a Friend of The Galleries. Donations are tax deductible. For more information, contact the College Foundation at 215-641-6535.

Summer Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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