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Eileen Vaughn, A Slippery Rock School District Retiree, Exhibits Her Work At BC3

Eileen Vaughn
Eileen Vaughn

Eileen Vaughn of Butler has toured the Louvre in Paris, the Uffizi in Florence, and the Tate Modern in London.

The Butler County Community College art student is exhibiting her own oil paintings of landscapes and portraitures in “Eclectic in Oil” through March 31 in the Mary Hulton Phillips Gallery at BC3.

Vaughn’s work draws on her travels to 46 states and to 30 countries.

Among them, “Grand Canyon” followed her 2013 trip to Arizona.

Others of the 27 works on display include “Tree,” its focal point a barren trunk, “Summer Garden” and “Winter Wonderland.”

She also has drawn inspiration for her work from trips to Belize, the Caribbean, South Africa, Russia, Scandinavia, the Baltics, Dubai, Central America, Africa and Mauritius, an island in the Indian Ocean.

Vaughn, 67, resumed her education at BC3 following her retirement from the Slippery Rock School District, where she served 19 years as a special education aide through 2005.

Within three years, she enrolled in BC3 Lifelong Learning courses in advanced studio art, and has audited instructor David Ludwick’s introduction to painting course five times for free as a senior citizen living within Butler County but without earning academic credit.

A reception for the exhibit is planned for 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday to coincide with the Butler High School Tornado Big Band’s performance at 2:00 p.m. in BC3’s Succop Theater.

The Mary Hulton Phillips Gallery is open regularly from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Call 724-287-8711 or visit bc3.edu for more information.

Vaughn’s display will be followed on April 1 by BC3’s second student art showcase since 2011, one that will feature up to 75 works.