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Artworks Based on Writings of T.S. Eliot - AACC Gallery

Jan. 27, 2010

      The Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery at Anne Arundel Community College presents “Carl Lennartson: The Waste Land, The Hollow Men” Jan. 27-Feb. 26.

      In creating the series of oil and acrylic paintings on exhibit, artist Carl Lennartson of Arlington, Va., was inspired by the poetry of T. S. Eliot. “Lennartson has not illustrated these classic modern texts, but used them as points of departure in capturing the poetry’s cadence and sensibility,” said Christopher Mona, gallery coordinator and AACC professor of visual arts. “Painterly abstraction and flashes of impasto color enliven the works throughout.”

      Join the artist for a discussion of the work in the gallery at noon Wednesday, Feb. 3, and later that same day from 6-8 p.m. for an artist’s reception.

      Lennartson has created award-winning works exhibited around the country, in Hawaii and Belgium. His series of artworks based on the written word includes 17 artworks based on Proust’s “In Search of Lost Time” and numerous series of works based on writings of T.S. Eliot, James Joyce and Wallace Stevens, among others. Lennartson’s artwork is in collections at George Washington University, the Washington Institute for Creative Activity, The Tolman Collection and St. Mary’s College.

      AACC Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and evening hours from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays. For information visit www.aacc/cadegallery or e-mail Mona at