Art Reception: Michelle Gore

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Michelle Gore is a Connecticut resident and native, having grown up along the state’s shoreline (City of West Haven) and currently residing in the Village of Southport and Town of Durham. Michelle is both an artist and an environmental engineer, with both avocations inspired by the natural splendor of, and recreational opportunities offered by, our state’s beautiful beaches, forests, and gardens. She is also motivated by a desire to upcycle and recycle used items into creative expressions and uses a bold technique, applying vibrant color to her creations.

Artistically, Michelle studied under the late Mary Mullins (Gallery on the Green, Milford) and talented local and regional artists through Glastonbury Arts, Guilford Art Center, Cheshire’s Artsplace Performing and Fine Arts, The Red Barn in Durham, Shell & Bee Studio (Deep River), and Rowayton Art Center. Michelle works in several media including acrylic, pastel, watercolor, oil, ink, pencil, and charcoal, as well as in three dimensional art (fiber, jewelry, and clay). She is also a pastry artist baking artistically inspired cakes, cupcakes, scones, tea breads, and muffins under the name “Small Batch Bakes”.

Professionally, Michelle holds degrees in environmental engineering and civil and environmental engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Stanford University, respectively.  She has worked in both the private and public sectors for over 20 years protecting the health and safety of Connecticut’s residents and the quality of the state’s natural resources. 

Michelle has exhibited her art at the annual Guilford Art Center Craft Expo, Guilford Free Library, Rowayton Art Center’s online gallery, Spectrum Art Gallery in Centerbrook, Carriage Barn Arts Center in New Canaan, and the Pequot Library’s Annual Juried Art Show (Southport).