You May Want to Bring Your Thinking Caps to this Art Show!

You may Need Your Magnifying Glass and Thinking Caps for This Opening Art Show!

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The Mansion House Gallery, located at the City Park in Hagerstown Md, will host an opening art reception titled “My Story”  from 2PM-4:30PM on March 1, 2020. The exhibit will include paintings by Greencastle, PA artist Nicole Troup who will feature portraits of local and national individuals along with their written inspiring stories. What makes these paintings unique is not only the story associated with each person, but the hidden messages and codes that Troup has included in the paintings. Some of these hidden messages tell us a little about the person painted in the portrait and will allow viewers to interact with the art and search for the hidden messages.

What inspired Troup to create a painting series with hidden messages is because of her fascination with old master paintings such as Jan van Eyck and Leonardo who often hid messages or codes in their artwork. First and foremost Troup wanted to create paintings that told the stories of special individuals who have a story that may encourage or inspire someone else. It is the whole idea that we are not alone, but have all been through challenging things. In addition to the narrative purpose of the exhibit, Troup wanted her paintings to have a mysterious lure, that were not only be inspiring to look at, but would be interactive by engaging the viewer to look further and attempt to find the hidden messages or crack the code in some of the paintings.

So put your thinking caps on when you come to the opening reception for the art exhibit “My Story” on Sunday March 1, 2020 located at the Mansion House Gallery at 500 Highland Way, Hagerstown, MD 21740 in the Hagerstown City Park. Enjoy light refreshments as you view portraits, read their inspiring stories and search for hidden messages in the paintings. Clues will be given to visitors at the opening show. Exhibit will run from March 1-29, 2020. For more information and for gallery hours call the gallery at (301) 797-2867 or contact Troup at 717-331-1003.

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