February 2011 at the Chelmsford Library
Rita Overhulser-Abstracts
Reception: Re-scheduled to Saturday, February 12, 2011
2-4 p.m.


Rita Overhulser - Artist’s Bio:

Since her early childhood in Wisconsin, Rita has been drawn to creating art. During her adult years she had the opportunity to study art on both the west and east coasts taking classes at College of the Canyons in Valencia, CA and Middlesex Community College in Bedford, MA.
Rita's sense of design and color comes from her experience as a quilter. Rita 's pastels and acrylics are done in abstract form.
She approaches her work intuitively letting color and imagery flow through her naturally.

Art Exhibits
2010 Body Destinations -Tyngsboro, MA -Group Exhibit - May 2010 thru May 2011
2010 Sweet Bites Restaurant - W. Acton, MA -August -September 2010
2009 Body Destinations-Tyngsboro, MA -Group Exhibit
2009 Revolving Art Museum - Lowell, MA -Group Exhibit
2008 Body Destinations -Tyngsboro, MA -Group Exhibit
2003 Parish Center for the Arts -Westford, MA
2002 Parish Center for the Arts -Westford, MA
1995 Concord Cooperative Bank -Concord, MA
1994 Concord Art Association -Concord, MA

Rita Overhulser - Artist statement:

I absolutely love color and design.

As a child I was happy making clothes for paper dolls using lined tablets for my paper, crayons and scissors and then using the lick and stick method to attach them to the doll. I was lost in time. Each creation sparking more ideas. My studio was the enclosed front porch of our farmhouse. I worked on a long wooden bench that went wall to wall; my chair was the hardwood floor.

Art speaks to my soul in so many ways. The wondrous, colorful, maple leaves of fall, quilting fabric, beads for making jewelry, stones and beach glass. Sometimes while watching a movie, I can get more absorbed in the decor of a room than in what is being said.

I enjoy abstract painting. When I start I don't always know what my end product will be. I choose some colors and the fun begins!
I believe art to be a very healing thing. I consider it a gift if I can touch someone's heart with my work and inspire them.

Contact Info: Rita Overhulser: 978-453-7451


Also exhibiting this month is photographer Wendy Kump