SOUTHBURY — The Gloria Cachion Gallery at the Southbury Public Library will host artist Theresa Bates in a virtual exhibit from Wednesday, July 1 through Friday, July 31. Theresa Bates has been working in the arts for more than 30 years. She started out her career living in a Brooklyn loft while showing her art in galleries throughout New York City. Years later she moved to Westchester, where she raised her family.

In 1998 she joined the staff at the Katonah Art Center, where she taught painting and drawing to students of all ages for more than 20 years. Her classes with teenagers were very popular. Her sensitivity and encouragement kept the class highly attended for all the years she worked there.

Ms. Bates moved to Roxbury in 2018 and began to focus on her own art once again. As a proliferative mixed media artist, she uses many mediums to express herself, usually creating several pieces in a series.

Her work can take many forms, from collage using fabric, photos and found objects to big expressive abstracts and impressionistic pastoral country scenes. Whatever artistic realm she chooses to create in, her work is always colorful, textured and bold, with brush strokes fully of energy and passion and depth that holds the observer’s interest.

Those wishing to view the virtual exhibit may visit

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