Technicolor Dreams: Paintings by Amita Shukla

Amita Shukla, a visual artist from Highland Park and a junior at Highland Park High School, first exhibited her artwork in the main hall display case at the Highland Park Public Library in 2013.

Shukla, who is currently studying art at the Art Academy of Highland Park under Ana Soto-Canino, will have her first solo exhibit, “Technicolor Dreams,” in the Library meeting room from July 1 through July 31, 2014. An art reception will be held for her on Sunday, July 20 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

She has also attended Middlesex County Arts High School during the last year.

“My first drawing experience was in preschool, emulating Michelangelo on the undersides of tables, but I have since progressed to canvases,” Shukla said. “More than any other thematic content, this exhibition is about my growth as an artist, and a celebration of art as a means of adding interest to everyday scenes– stopping to paint the roses.”

The pieces in this show are all from within the past two and a half years, and they encompass a wide variety of media and styles.

painting by Amita Shukla