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'Hyde Park Black Swan' by PannVajaria. | Submitted photo

"Hyde Park Black Swan" by Panna Vajaria. | Submitted photo

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Updated: January 8, 2013 6:02AM



JOLIET — The Gallery 7 featured artist will be Panna Vajaria, showing a collection of watercolor paintings depicting a variety of mirror images softened by the artist’s imagination and lived experience.

The “Reflections” show runs through Dec. 14.

Vajaria’s watercolor paintings offer the viewer a unique and worldly vantage point. Her paintings showcase her ability to unite detail and fluidity while also revealing her endless passion for nature.

As an avid world traveler, Varjaria uses her husband’s photography as a point of inspiration. She incorporates several images, memories, and interpretation into an artful expression of watercolor.

Varjaria was born in Mombasa, Kenya, a small town on the Indian Ocean in Eastern Africa. She currently resides in Plainfield.

After moving to the United States, Varjaria studied watercolor techniques at the Art Institute of Chicago. She has won several awards for her depictions of beach scenery, birds, and African wildlife.

The gallery is at 116 N. Chicago St. in Joliet. Admission to the gallery is free, and it is open to the public. For more information, visit www.galleryseven.net or call 815-726-1840.



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