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Meet oil painter at Avon Library during artist reception on Monday

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"Early Morning Snowshoe," by Ursula Gilgulin.

Ursula Gilgulin invites you to meet her and view her recent oil paintings, a series called "Paintings of Winter."

Gilgulin earned a bachelor's of fine art and a master's of fine art from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York in painting, drawing, sculpture and art history. Additional studies in painting include The Art Students' League and the Studio School both in Manhattan, New York and Graduate Art, Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, New York and the Aspen School of Contemporary Art in Aspen. She studied with Abstract Expressionists and New Realists during their heyday in the 1960s and '70s.

Her strong influences came from painting at Pratt Institute (1964-72) with George McNeil, Ed Dugmore, Richard Mayhew and Jacob Lawrence, and in the same time period with the New Realists at Brooklyn College Philip Pearlstein and at the Arts Students League NY with Lennart Anderson.

"This show is of my recent paintings of the past three years," she said. "I am an expressionist painter in a lifelong love affair with paint and surface."

Gilguilin teaches art classes in studio subjects, art history and art appreciation for Colorado Mountain College and oil painting for the Vail Valley Art Guild.

Kick off the summer with an evening of art, friends, conversation and nibbles tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Avon Public Library.

If you go …

Who: Painting exhibit by artist Ursula Gilgulin.

Where: Avon Public Library.

When: Artist reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday.