UUC of Gettysburg hosts local artist

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Erin Brown will be the next artist featured at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Gettysburg, 136 S. Stratton St.

Brown, who enjoys nature, art and traveling, lives near the orchards of Orrtanna. "I get much inspiration from the trees and birds that surround our home, as well as the hard work being accomplished amongst the fruit trees."

The artist grew up in Fairfax, Va., and visited her grandparents often who lived in Fairfield. After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration in 1993, she became a greeting card artist/writer for American Greetings in Cleveland, Ohio. Ten years later, she relocated to Fairfield to reconnect with family and embarked on a freelance career. "In the process, I discovered an interest in teaching and completed a Masters of Teaching program at Mount St. Mary's University."

She worked for three years as an art teacher for both the Gettysburg Montessori School and for Gettysburg Middle School. Presently, she balances family life with art, substitute teaching and working at the Majestic Theater.

Brown's art will be on display at the UUC of Gettysburg during the months of July and August.

A wine and cheese reception on Friday, July 6, from 5-7 p.m.

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