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PRESS RELEASE - Downing's Artist Exhibition Program Explores Digital Fine Art by Ellen McDonough
November 02, 2009

Pittsfield - State Senator Benjamin B. Downing (D – Pittsfield) announces Ellen McDonough as his featured artist for the months of November and December. As the latest participant of Downing’s Artist Exhibition Program, McDonough’s work will be showcased in the Senator’s district office until the end of the calendar year.
 
McDonough is a self-taught artist whose passion is designing colorful, mystical sanctuaries. Though she has done sketches and paintings in the past, her preferred medium is Digital Fine Art, which combines 3D modeling, photography and digital painting. McDonough has showcased eleven examples of this medium in the Senator’s office.
 
“This is the first time an artist has displayed examples of Digital Fine Art in my office,” said Downing. “I hope many will stop in to view this unique and inspirational collection by Ellen McDonough.”
 
“It is my hope that my designs offer people inspiration, a sense of peace, and a feeling of being taken away to a beautiful respite far from everyday concerns,” said McDonough.
 
Ellen lives in Cambridge, but is a frequent visitor to the Berkshires. Her artwork can be viewed online at www.PlacesofLight.com 
 
Downing’s district office, located at 20 Bank Row in Pittsfield, is open during normal business hours Monday through Friday. Artists with a tie to the Senator’s district interested in his Artist Exhibition Program should contact Allison Johnson Krol at (413) 442-4008. Current and past participants are highlighted on the Senator’s website, www.SenatorDowning.com.  
 
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