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Cindy Miller – Life As A Tree


May 29 - July 12

ALWCA Second Floor South Gallery

This exhibition round includes works provided by Cindy Miller which will be on view in the ALWCA Second Floor South Gallery from May 29 – July 27, 2024.  Lowe Mill A&E invites patrons and art lovers to join us for Open Studio Night, a building-wide experience when our over 150 studios will be open to the public.  The evening also includes receptions for all seven of our gallery spaces. This series gives the public a chance to meet and interact with visiting artists and discuss their work as it is on display and available for purchase. Come out, enjoy a pleasant evening, and maybe you’ll find that special piece of art that speaks to you!  The Open Studio Night reception is Saturday, July 27 from 5-7 pm.


About the exhibit:

My intention for this exhibit was to take a break from world issues and just take a moment for a little whimsy and fun. I don’t think art always has to tackle the big issues of the day – in fact I think creating a collection that is accessible and fun helps us connect to art in a way that is easy and reminds us to savor the small moments that make up every day.  So, I hope you indulge yourself with these portraits of people as trees and allows yourself to slip away into a world of fantasy – after all, I certainly did while I painted and collaged my way into another realm. 

These works are mixed media creations.  Most pieces are made from up-cycled boards, paper and frames. I create painted papers to use to as the base of each work tearing the papers to construct the shapes from which to build the art.  I then use a variety of charcoal, pencil, pastel, and acrylic paint to build layers of information into the scene.  I let the modeling of the colors on paper dictate how I tear the papers I use.  It’s a lot like looking for faces in the clouds – once I see it I begin tearing the images out using these pieces as clues to the next step.  


Artist Bio

Cindy Miller is a native of Huntsville, AL. Her artistic journey began early in life and became a full time passion in her teens while working as a graphic designer and studying art at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. In her thirties, she embraced her love for archaeology, earning a degree in Anthropology/Archaeology from the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she lived for a decade. 

In 2007, Cindy’s path led her to NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, where she served as Program Manager for the Graphic Contract. However, her roots beckoned her back to Huntsville in 2015, and she established her art studio in the Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment complex, where she currently resides and creates full-time.

Cindy’s multi-medium artistry is a fusion of her design background and her archaeological passion. Her work has been shown in galleries across the country and featured in numerous publications. 



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