News Release

June 5, 2009

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

Pastel Artist Exhibits at UConn Health Center

What: “Between the Shadows” artwork by Christine Ivers

Where: Main and Mezzanine lobbies, UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington

When: July 23 through September 24, daily 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

About the Artist:
Christine Ivers attained a degree in painting and two-dimensional design from Harford Art School in 1973 and has been working in the advertising field for the last 40 years. She has been creative director at numerous ad agencies and in 1986 started her own company. She works with artists in the cross-over world of fine art and digital photography to teach them how to better promote themselves.

After raising four daughters, Ivers returned to her passion and works in pastels and oils. She is the current president of the Connecticut Pastel Society, where she also holds Signature Artist Membership. Ivers is a member of many other organizations including a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, and an Elected Artist Member at the Lyme Art Association and the Academic Artists of America.

Ivers has won numerous awards and has paintings in private collections throughout New England. Her paintings were chosen by the International Association of Pastel Societies as one of eight finalists worldwide in two of the IAPS cover competitions and placed first in pastels in the 2007 Richeson 75 Landscape Show, Wisconsin.

Most recently Ivers received notice that she will be inducted into the IAPS Master Circle of Pastelists. She was also juried into PaintAmerica's Top 100 Artists for 2008 with a show that will travel the country for the next two years visiting galleries and museums. Ivers will also be published in Best of American Artists 2009 Pastel Edition.

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