The Unity College Center for the Arts, 42 Depot St., presents a new art exhibit through March 2. “Foundations” features drawings and paintings by Ingrid Ellison of Camden.

There will be an opening reception for “Foundations” Thursday, Feb. 14, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.

Ellison's work uses densely colored passages juxtaposed against open and shifting planes of space. Her palette is inspired by the natural world, recognizing the subtleties of the changing light and colors of early spring. Her work is rooted in the process of applying, wiping and scraping paint in layers, giving evidence to both the hand of the artist, time and impressions of pattern and location.

“My job as an artist is to notice,” she said. “There is a steadiness in a studio practice … The ritual of daily work; looking, reflecting, and making in this space is where I am most grounded.”

For more information, contact Ben Potter, Professor of Art and Curator of the Leonard R. Craig Gallery, at 509-7239, or email

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