4Cs welcomes Carol Odell as the College's "Artist in Residence"

Carol Odell of Odell Studios & Gallery will be "Artist in Residence" now through end of February

The Higgins Gallery at Cape Cod Community College welcomes Carol Odell of Odell Studios and Gallery in Chatham as ?Artist in Residence? through February 23, 2007. Located in the Tilden Arts Center on the West Barnstable campus of the College, the Gallery hosts major artists throughout the year to demonstrate and show their work.

The public is invited to hear the artist discuss her work from 12 noon to 1 pm on Monday February 5, 2007 in the Gallery. An open reception to celebrate this special Artist in Residence will take place on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 from 6pm-7 pm with free refreshments and music.

Carol Odell trained as an oil painter at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She?s worked in commercial design, textiles and photography. Her improvisational, non-objective, color expressive works are created in oil, encaustic (beeswax medium) or monotype.

Beginning with a non-representational structure, her paintings are built with an eye to creating an imagined space with non-specific references to the natural world. Viewers are encouraged to wander through paintings as if visiting a ?place? for the first time. The possibilities of color as a stimulant to the human appreciation of art provide limitless inspiration for this artist?s explorations.

Recently she has given workshops entitled ?Balancing Energies? at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, the Cape Cod Art Association and in her Chatham studio. She continues to be a volunteer in the Schools to Careers program as mentor to local high school art students. 

She is a member and exhibits with the Printmaker?s of Cape Cod and the Monotype Guild of New England. She and her husband, artist Tom Odell, have owned and operated Odell Studios Gallery in Chatham for over 30 years. Her works are in private, corporate and museum collections.

Higgin Art Gallery website here.
Odell Studio & Gallery website here.

Above: Odell's painting "Opening Conversation".

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