October 11, 2012
Mt. Airy Art Garage Presents Michele Courchene Trackman — A Life of Art, Love And Healing, On Display October 12-26
When Mt. Airy resident and artist Michele Courchene Trackman passed away in 2010 after a long battle with cancer, she left behind a lifetime of original works of art and photography.
Her husband, Andy Trackman, almost immediately decided that he wanted to do something that would not only honor his wife as an artist, but provide inspiration to others battling serious illness while showing the healing powers of art.
“Michele Courchene Trackman — A Life of Art, Love, and Healing” will take place in the Solomon Levy Gallery at the funky Mt. Airy Art Garage from October 12 through October 26. There will be an opening wine and cheese reception on Friday, October 12, from 6-8 p.m., and a closing reception on Friday, October 26, at the same times.
The show will be a thorough retrospective of Michele’s work, including her undergrad years at Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) and her work as part of the Cancer Support Center of Greater Philadelphia’s Open Studio classes.
While this show includes a variety of her important early work, such as oil painting and black and white photography, it is the color oil pastel, pencil and collage work that demonstrate the true expression of her journey to deal with and fight cancer. Also on display will be Michele’s “doodles,” small marker drawings she designed as thank you cards to those who sent her get-well wishes during her illness.
The Solomon Levy Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday, noon-6 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. While the original works are not for sale, arrangements can be made to order prints.
Michele Courchene Trackman — A Life of Art, Love, and Healing
When: October 12–26
Where: Solomon Levy Gallery, Mt. Airy Art Garage, 11 W. Mt. Airy Avenue
Cost: Free (Donations will be accepted)
More info: www.mtairyartgarage.org