Eastern Connecticut State University is hosting “Virtue and Vice:

The World of Lizbeth Anderson” in the Akus Gallery through Feb. 28. A reception will take

place on Jan. 31 from 5-7 p.m.

Anderson is a mixed-media artist, tattooer and art historian. She works in a variety of

media including paint, beeswax, collage, techniques of printmaking and skin. She also teaches

historical painting techniques focused on the methods of the medieval and Renaissance Italian

masters. She shows and sells her artwork at various venues.

Anderson has traveled extensively in Italy and has studied the work and culture of 14th

century Tuscan painters, as well as Baroque Italian sculpture and architecture. She has an acute

interest in skin, anatomy and the history of tattooing. “Beeswax became a way for me to explore

metaphorically the physicality of the body without being a traditionally figurative painter,” said

Anderson. “Its luminous, visceral and literally alchemical properties became carriers for the

content of my work. Ultimately, the intersection of the physical body and the spirit, of instinct

and intellect, of virtue and vice, has been the motivation for me to make work for as long as I can


The Akus Gallery is located in the lower level of Shafer Hall at the corner of Windham

and Valley Streets in Willimantic. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays,

1-7 p.m. on Thursday and 2-5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, call (860)

465-4659 or visit www.easternct.edu/akusgallery.

For more information on Anderson’s work, visit www.lizbethanderson.net.


Quilting Frolic (Mirrora), 2011. Mixed-media beeswax collage on panel


Eastern Connecticut State University is the state’s public liberal arts university and serves

approximately 5,400 students each year on its Willimantic campus and satellite locations.

It is the policy of Eastern Connecticut State University to ensure equal access to its

events. If you are an individual with a disability and will need accommodations for this event,

please contact the Office of University Relations at (860) 465-5735.