Artwork by Shelly Pinto
Artwork by Shelly Pinto

RUSSELL – The next art exhibition at the Deines Cultural Center opens Friday, September 25.

Selected works by Shelly Pinto will be on display September 25 through November 1.

After graduating from KCAI with a painting degree and working at Hallmark Cards, Shelly Pinto co-founded with her husband a handmade paper company called Shizen Design. The company designs and sells screen print papers from India.  She uses these papers in her mixed media paintings. The merging of the exotic surface patterns and the culture of India has imparted designs that blend together her history and cultural experiences to create a truly international and unique vision in her artwork.

Shelly grew up going to Russell to visit as a small child. Her grandmother always wanted her to show her art at the Deines.

She is bringing a selection of her mixed media paintings to fulfill her grandmother’s wishes.

The Deines Cultural Center is located at 820 N. Main Street in Russell.

The galleries are open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, call 785-483-3742.

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