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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Avery Wheless ~ 'Lounge'

Avery Wheless was born in November of 1993 in Charlotte, North Carolina and raised in Petaluma, California. Growing up, crayons, paints, and color pencils were omnipresent as both of her parents were artists. Her mother taught ballet and her father worked as an animator, so creative juices were perpetually flowing. Whether performance, written, or visual, art was a constant in her early life. The summer of her freshman year in high school, Avery began painting with a local artist, Mary Fassbinder. In Mary’s frame shop, surrounded by easels and pastels, her love for fine arts blossomed. In her sophomore year of high school, she transferred to Santa Rosa High School to participate in their ArtQuest program. Here, she was surrounded by likeminded artists and was able to focus on her development and expand her practice in a supportive and challenging setting. In 2011, Avery continued on to Rhode Island School of Design where she currently is studying for a BFA in painting. She has found that expanding her use of medium into printmaking, writing, and performance, most fulfilling for her artistic expression. Avery has very generously donated one of her large scale oil 48" x 54" paintings to The Mother Hen Project.Thank you so much Avery.