February Bull run show – Iphiegenia Gossios Burg


Accomplished artist Iphigenia Gossios Burg has lived all over the world and absorbed many artistic traditions. Born in Greece in 1957, she moved to Germany with her family at age nine. She then lived in one of the great European capitals, Vienna, Austria, as a teenager. Having learned so much in Europe, she finally came to the United States when she was in her twenties. From early childhood on, she has always displayed a gift for artistic expression. She continues to learn, develop her abilities, and refine her craft.

At the University of Massachusetts Boston, Ms. Gossios Burg studied art and developed a free style using media such as oil-pastel, charcoal, oil paint and acrylic, later turning her passion toward collage and mixed media. Today, most of her work is done in acrylics, collages and oil-pastels, sometimes separately and sometimes blended together in one piece.

From 1992 to 2000, she lived in Pasadena, Calif., where she worked at the U.S. Center for World Mission as a full-time artist. She later won honors there as Artist of the Year. In California, Iphigenia taught art to middle school and high school students. She also did artwork for various magazines and newspapers. She worked on several special projects that are still on display today at the Pasadena campus, including tapestries, murals, and other large-scale pieces.

Ms. Gossios Burg is a participating artist at the Leominster Art Center & Gallery (located at 45 Main Street in Leominster, Mass.). In recent years she has served on the Center’s Board of Directors and has been an important advisor to the Board. In addition to her work as a painter, her passion has expanded to making art jewelry, some of which is on display with her paintings at the Center.

Based in  Fitchburg, Mass., Iphigenia participates in many art exhibitions in her area and works with different art associations throughout Massachusetts. She teaches after-school programs, when she has the opportunity, encouraging children and grown-ups alike to express themselves through the arts.

This event will take place at The Bull Run, 215 Great Road, Shirley, Mass., on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2 – 5 p.m.


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