The Gloria Cachion Gallery at the Southbury Public Library will host artist Melody Asbury, from Thursday, October 1st, 2020 through Thursday October 29th, 2020.
Growing up with an artist Mother, art was an important part of Melody’s life. She was always surrounded by art and going to museums. She started studying painting at the Ridgewood Art Institute while still in her teens. A fascination with people and their character prompted her to specialize in portraits. Her focus has since expanded to include traveling out west to research and execute a series on Native Americans, and several years as a courtroom sketch artist.
Of late Melody’s art has dealt with an agricultural theme prompted by her and her son’s involvement with agricultural education at the Ellis Clark Regional Agri-Science and Technology program in Woodbury, CT. The opportunity to study the animals up close, in fields and pens has been invaluable towards understanding anatomy and characteristics. She has now expanded to birds of prey and other wildlife. The beauty and spirit of animals became the focus of her art. This also led to her being accepted as a signature member of the prestigious International Society of Animal Artists.
Her paintings have won numerous awards through the years and are included in private collections throughout the United States and abroad. Her group exhibitions include: Group Show PNYK gallery in Kent, CT, Washington Art Association, Society of Creative Artists of Newtown, Housatonic Art League, Greater Waterbury Arts Council, John Slade Ely House in New Haven, CT, Randall Tuttle Fine Arts, and the Silo Gallery in New Milford.
Currently she paints from a studio in her home, she also gives workshops, demos, and teaches painting classes at her studio, and various other locations.
The exhibit will be open during regular library hours which are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am to 6:30pm. Please visit our website at www.southburylibrary.org to learn more and for any updated hours and information. Or you may call us at 203-262-0626.