"Meditations on Water," a collection of fine art prints by award-winning photographers Barbara Soares and Jim Stasiak presents the transformative and healing nature of water. These images capture moments of tranquility, energy and flow which can be used for meditation and reflection.
Water surrounds and envelopes us. We interact with it every day. This collection of photographs presents an opportunity to share our connections to water with you. The images were photographed in locations ranging from the mountains of New Hampshire and the rivers of Connecticut, to the ocean in Maine and the island of St. Lucia. We hope that you find the soothing reflections, rushing spray and gentle waves an invitation to pause and meditate, to imagine the fleeting movement of the water carrying you to a different state of mind and being.
Bio / Artist's Statement: Barbara Soares
Barbara Soares, MA, is an award-winning fine art photographer, reiki master, performance artist, and digital imaging pioneer. She received her training in photography and creative arts expression from The New School, Pratt Institute, Barnard College and The Graduate Institute, and has studied with Erica Steinberger, John Paul Caponigro, Tillman Crane and Alberto Villoldo. Her work has been shown in galleries, schools, and alternate spaces in New York City, Connecticut and Westchester, including the Mattatuck Museum, Canton Artists Guild, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, Washington Art Association, Artwell Gallery and the Atrium Gallery of the Warner Theatre.
Barbara's style of bold color and photo/graphic design is derived in part from her experience in art therapy, transformational energy and reiki healing. Her work of the past 25 years has been done as a zen meditation in seeing, photographing and printing images as 'visual haiku' that challenge the viewer to perceive the world in a different light and composition.
"My creative process involves getting to a 'no-mind' state, where I experience a scene intuitively, where time seems to stand still and magic can happen. Being able to capture a bit of that magic and transform it into a work that enables the viewer to experience that fleeting moment for as long as they wish is at the core of my work. Passion, resonance, shadow and light, form and movement, essence of the moment, essence of the heart - these are the raw materials I draw from and live for."
Her most recent work, "Meditations On Water" is a collaboration with Jim Stasiak.
For further information, she can be contacted at 860-354-7265;
Artist's Bio/Statement: Jim Stasiak
Jim Stasiak is a photographer, instructor and printing arts professional residing in New Milford, CT. His work spans over 40 years of documentary, creative and travel photography, in both film and digital processes. He is experienced in professional retouching and optimizing of images for the fashion, music and specialty products industries; preparing images for fine lithographic printing; teaching professional Photoshop techniques for photographers and artists; and consulting in systems and software for the photographic process. His photos have been selected for juried shows at the Mattatuck Musem, Canton Artists Guild, Silvermine Art Center and Artwell Gallery.
Jim has given workshops in Fine Art Giclée Printmaking at the New England Photographic Workshops and Northern Exposures Photographic Gallery. He was Gallery Director and digital photography instructor at the New England School of Photographic Arts, and attended Pratt Institute, where he was Photography Editor of the student newspaper.
“A photograph records a moment in time. The translation of that moment into a meaningful image displays the photographer’s intent to capture the viewer’s imagination and curiosity, expand the viewer’s perception, and evoke an emotional response. My prints derive primarily from photographs: some are literal translations of the captured moment, others become the basis for images contained within the moment. Much as seeing a print develop in a tray of chemicals has always been magical for me, there is a similar thrill of discovery in finding and developing an image hidden in a photograph, and seeing it come to life in my digital darkroom. Being able to print these images and share them with the rest of the world is its own reward.”
His most recent work, "Meditations On Water" is a collaboration with Barbara Soares.
Contact Jim at 860-248-5924 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 9-June 15, 2014
My passion has always been animals and nature's beauty. The camera is my way of documenting what I have witnessed and experienced. When looking at photographs I have taken, I relive the emotions of those moments. This collection is just a "swatch" of the 1400 photos I took in the Galapagos in March, 2013.
Going to "The Enchanted Islands" was a surreal experience for me. The islands were formed by volcanic eruptions in the Pacific Ocean and each island has its own unique fauna and flora. The native animals haave no predators (other than the friendly Galapagos Hawk) and do not fear humans. I found their serenity contagious. Many times, I had to walk around a sea liton. Booby or tortoise that was not about to get off the trail marked for humans.
When photographing animals, I prefer to focus on only one or a pair, capturing the esssence of each as an individual of its species.
I took all of these photos of wildlife at close range. Other than some cropping, none of the photos was digitally enhanced. I am grateful that I have always had the good health and time to travel extensively. It is with the encouragement of my loving family, that I am sharing this collection. \
My hope is that by sharing these images, your adventuresome spirit will be activated, and that you will work to help protect our earth's animals and environment. I must add my emotions are entirely different when I look at photos I took while tenting in the Serengeti in Tanzania. There it is a violent world for animals, and I did not sleep well.
Galapagos: A truly peacable kingdom . . . and for how much longer?
March 24th through May 3, 2014
Todd Umbarger is a native of New Milford and a 1995 graduate of New Milford High School. Following his graduation from Hartford Art School in 1999 with a BFA in Illustration, he moved to New York City and worked for several web and media companies before embarking on a career in freelance illustration. He has been published in various editorial, institutional and educational entities and worked with clients such as HBO, Anheuser-Busch and the United Nations. He also created a popular series of online political cartoons and exhibited them at The Silo in New Milford in 2010. Umbarger has since returned to Connecticut and in 2012 made a transition into fine art. He is currently a graphic artist at Whole Foods Market Danbury.
Todd Umbarger Illustration
Deedee CalveyFebruary 14 through March 23rd
Deedee Calvey is an artist and tai chi instructor. She has been exhibiting locally since before the turn of the century! Born Donna Diane Ball, Dee remembers enjoying making art for as long as she can remember. Her kindergarten report card reads: Donna has good ability and especially enjoys and does well at art work.
It is as true today as it was then. In touch with my creator, Deedee has become very present in trying to capture the beauty and movement of light and color. Finding symbols in the negative spaces delights her when she discovers them with her brush. Deedee says: “I am delighted when you like what i do!”
Deedee has had many exhibits, the latest being at the Bank Street Coffee House and New Milford Public Library. She has done portraits of people, pets and homes and has been commissioned for various art project. She sells her paintings throughout the year.
January 6-February 14, 2014
Charles Gehm has been a fine artist and illustrator for over 60 years. Displaying exceptional talent as a child, he was selected to paint a large wall mural depicting The Intellectual Phases of Education on acoustic tiles in his Alliance, OH high school. When years later the old school was replaced with a new one, this mural was lovingly removed and reassembled in its new place of honor. Charles subsequently received the school’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. He won the Scholastic Art Awards 1948 Certificate of Merit along with their scholarship to attend the Columbus College of Art and Design, where he studied under Joseph Canzani. His studies were interrupted by service in the Korean War; upon returning home he enrolled in the Chicago Academy of Fine Art.
Charles enjoyed great success as an illustrator. During his long career he created book cover art for every major United States publishing house. His illustrated young adult books The Thanksgiving Treasure and A House Without a Christmas Tree (Scholastic) have both been televised. Also in his resume are magazine illustrations for Redbook, Reader’s Digest, and Good Housekeeping, record jacket covers for Columbia Records, and advertising art for clients including Delta Airlines, Kellogg’s, E&J Brandy and Land o’ Lakes.
Highly prized, his collectible art projects include a series of limited edition Gone With The Wind prints (Marks Collection), Wizard of Oz prints (Marks Collection), and Grimm’s Fairy Tales plates (Bradford Exchange). He painted the now collectible poster for the film Barry Lyndon. Other movie posters include The Island, The River, The Betsey, and Death on the Nile. In 2002, The Board of the New York Stock Exchange selected him to create their Christmas card for that season. The original painting now hangs in the NTSE Museum.
Along with his commercial projects, Charles worked as a fine artist. He has received numerous awards for his fine art, including Best in Show from The Butler Art Institute, OH, The Kent Art Association, CT, and The Richter Association for the Arts, CT. His oil and watercolor paintings have been shown in The Husberg Fine Arts Gallery, AZ, The Vanier & Roberts Gallery, AZ, The National Arts Club, NY, The Salmagundi Art Club, NY, as well as in various galleries in Connecticut.
Sharing his love of art with students, Charles taught life drawing and painting at The Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, illustration at Pratt Institute, NY, and drawing, design, painting and illustration at Western Connecticut State University. He has been a member of The Society of Illustrators, The Salmagundi Club and The National Arts Club. Currently a member of The Oil Painters of America, he has participated in several of their group shows.
Charles resides in Connecticut with his artist wife, Judy York.
Shelley Lowell was born in the Bronx, NY in 1946 and started drawing before she was four years
of age. She graduated Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, with a BFA in Advertising Design & Visual
Communications. She is a painter, sculptor, illustrator and designer as well as poet. Her paintings are
allegorical stylized surreal landscapes. These works inspire poetic stories. She has been writing poetry
since the early 1970s and performed them in Asheville, NC, the Metropolitan Washington DC area and
New England. Many have been published and recorded. Her current paintings and their inspired poems
have been in solo exhibits. She performs the paintings’ poetry at her solo art show receptions.
Her illustrations have been published in print advertising, brochures and books. She won the prestigious
New York Society of Illustrators Award of Merit and many other awards for her paintings and graphic
designs. Her artwork and designs have been published in numerous books and publications. She is also
known for her commissioned pet paintings. This work can be seen at www.GreatPetPaintings.com.
Her landscape paintings with their poems are her way to communicate her inner-self and her reactions to
her surroundings. Her artistic ability was developed over the last 40+ years expressed as contemporary
artwork with an edge, a statement and a message.
Early in her artistic career (1970s), her art earned her the label of New York City feminist representational
and social commentary visual artist as she produced monumental original artwork and poetry as
a counter statement to what she felt as demeaning aspects of the sexual revolution of the period.
This artwork was in exhibits with such notable feminist artists as Judy Chicago, Miriam Schapiro, Joan
Semmel, Anne Sharp, Linda Benglis, Agnes Denes, Hannah Wilke, Sylvia Sleigh and Judith Bernstein
to name a few. Her feminist art is in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Feminist Art Base on the Brooklyn Museum
web site. This work has been in museum and gallery exhibits and published in feminist art journals
and publications. Biographical information and image of one of her paintings is in Women Artists of
Throughout her artistic career, she has maintained a thread of communicating messages or making
statements in her art due, no doubt, to her studying Advertising Design & Visual Communications at
Pratt Institute. Her messages and statements have changed as she has grown artistically and personally,
but her statements are always been about humanity and the human condition. She has always remained
an innovator in her art.
Her work is in corporate and private collections. Aside from her inclusion in the Elizabeth A. Sackler
Feminist Art Base, she is also in Clara, the Archive Library of the National Museum of Women in the
Arts (Washington, DC), and WAAND, the feminist woman artists data base at Rutgers University.
She resides in Danbury, CT where she has her studio.
Mo Myra is a local Hartford artist who
mainly focuses on landscapes the figure and fashion illustrations. Her work has
been displayed nationally and in many different group exhibitions. She is
completing her BFA this year at the Hartford Art School. Mo Myra is currently
available for portrait commissions. Please contact her be phone of email as
listed on her website.
Since I was a little girl I loved to spend hours drawing and doodling on any paper that I could fine. Now, I am a student artist and currently attending Northwestern Connecticut Community College. I have been working on my Associate Degree in Fine Arts for the past two years. I have been in two art student shows at Northwestern Community College and a student art show at Artwell Gallery in Torrington, Connecticut. Also, several of my artworks are displayed in private collections. I am currently employed as an Art Teacher at a Private School.
The work that I
am displaying at the New Milford Public Library ranges from oil paintings, film
photography, and charcoal drawings. I
will also be displaying in a case pottery, cardboard and clay objects, and
additional film photographs. My favorite
medium of art is oil painting and film photography. I enjoy working with the materials and having
a hands on experience with my art work rather than working with computers and
Celebrating Robert E. WalkerPhotography
A Life of Art (1927- 2012)
What: Robert E. Walker’s lifetime artistic endeavors and accomplishments will be on view for the first time ever.
When: On June 2nd, 2013, for approximately 6 weeks
Where: The New Milford Public Library, New Milford, CT 06776
Why: Robert Walker passed on July 9, 2012 leaving a legacy of Great Art and Design. He came ‘up’ weekend’s (from NYC) to the New Milford area for over 40 years. For over 60 years ‘Bob’ evolved as an Artist and Designer both personally and professionally. He was always very talented and well received. What you will see are the Major Stages of this Artist’s life, Childhood/School Years, through his Professional and Retirement Years.
What were his major influences? How can someone who grew up in a small Mid-Western town end up working and ‘making it big’ in a big city?
Art was Bob’s life from the time he could color in a coloring book. Much can be learned, by both young and old, from this Graphic Genius, Humanitarian and Company Man. Bob was a man of true humble beginnings. He had a ferocious drive and boatload of innate talent, creativity and passion for both art and his fellow man. A rare man indeed, Bob was loved by all throughout his entire life.
This exhibition will show the depths of his classic and endless talent and creativity and that a nice guy really can, and did, finish on top.
Bob lived and worked during the Golden Age of Art and Design in New York City and the world. Many of the Great’s either knew or worked with Robert Walker including photographer Irving Penn.
Mr. Walker was influential in the discovery of several well-known actors and actresses in the 60’s through 80’s.
Recruited by Alexander Leiberman directly out of UCLA, Bob spent 15 years as art director at Vogue Magazine. Later, he spent 17 years as Creative Director at Clinique, where he was recognized by Leonard Lauder, Estee Lauder/Clinique Executive as “...such a big part of our success.”
Upon ‘semi-retiring’ from the Big Apple Bob said: “It’s curious to me now, looking back at my artistic endeavors and how I’ve evolved, how I am still anxious for the next challenge life brings my way.”
As you the viewer will see, Bob was always comfortable with Color, Composition and Design and Drawing! As a lifetime Creative Director for and amongst the best, Bob never found an assignment he couldn’t or wouldn’t do and, yes, excel at doing.
All ages and aspirations will gain BIG from viewing this accomplished (award winning) man’s incredible journey.
March 10th throughJune 2nd
Patrick Hackett is a photographer who grew up in western Connecticut specializing in landscape, architectural, and real estate photography. Many of the landscape images are taken in small western Connecticut towns including New Milford, CT, Sherman, CT, Bridgewater, CT, and Kent, CT. A complete portfolio can be browsed online at www.patrickhackettphotography.com.
Dec 16-January 27th, 2012
Paint Marker on Canvas
Ron Crowcroft Paint Marker on Canvas December 16th through January 27th, 2013 Born 1953, Sussex England. Ron went to art school in Leeds,England, which at the time was the most radical art school in Europe. He was in an experimental music group, New 7th Music until relocating to the USA in 1982. He works at the Wellspring Foundation in Bethlehem, Ct and is the sexton of St. Paul's Episcopal church in Woodbury, Ct. Ron has two children, Alex and Emma. Both were raised in New Milford. Alex is also an artist and avid snowskater. Emma is currently studying at Southern. Ron is always willing to give talks, with slide shows as well as curate shows, sit on discussion panels and otherwise work with other artists on exhibitions, live performances or other projects. He is currently seeking a larger space for a variety of larger sized projects. Copies of his booklet, SOME SHORTER RECENT ART AND CREATIVITY NOTES, may be freely taken. Please don't hesitate to comment or ask questions.
Nov. 4-Dec. 16, 2012
Folk Art for the Spirit
American Folk Art Painter, Cheryl Bartley’s artistic talent was apparent from an early age when she produced her first works of art as a means of communication. Raised by a French speaking family, she relied on a paintbrush and a box of paint to express herself to her English speaking friends.
Her early love of expressing herself with her art resulted in working for over 25 years as a graphic artist in the manufacture of wallpaper and textiles. During these years, Cheryl developed the skills necessary to understand the technical aspects in the creation of wallpaper and textile design, color theory, computer design, oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolor painting, and the proper care and utilization of quality artist materials.
Although trained as a graphic artist, Cheryl now unleashes her imagination and creativity from her “Folk Art Spirit” studio 403, 100 Whiting Street, The Whiting Mills, Winchester, Ct. The inspiration for her life long fascination with telling stories with paint is revealed in her folk art spirited creations. Each painting will enchant you with its detailed happy scenes of simpler times. She utilizes mixtures of vibrant colors to produce scenes from her imagination and actual places that are warm and inviting, vibrant and exciting. Her preferred medium is acrylic on canvas or wood, and watercolor on paper.
Her folk art collection can be seen at her studio in Winchester Connecticut or on her web site www.cherylbartleydesigns.com. Her paintings and prints are found in private collections and businesses worldwide. Cheryl's folk art is licensed to manufacturers of wall calendars, greeting cards, puzzles, and prints that are sold world wide. Cheryl holds a B.A. in Psychology with a portfolio in fine art from St. Joseph College for Women in West Hartford, Ct.
Sept 21-Nov 4, 2012
My artworks are in the Congregational Church, Children's Hospital, Schools and also with private collectors. I paint large size artworks and murals. I have completed artworks based on clients needs and this describes the variety of mediums and strokes in my paintings. My preferred style of paintings uses acrylic and thick gels with knife strokes as seen in the paintings titled 'Love at First Note' and the 'Flamenco Flare'. I also like to create representational artworks using oil colors. I have led youth groups to create large size artworks. This was featured on WHCTV episode titled 'Leading Youth to Art'. You may view this segment in the press releases section of my website. http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/sushobha-jenner.html
I have been painting since 1992, mostly in acrylics, occasionally in oils or multimedia. Most of
my work tries to capture visions that have come to me throughout my life. Some of these are
visions that just pop out of the canvas, others are from my past, some from noteworthy dreams,
others are spontaneous waking visions.
One of those visions is of a certain range of mountains that has particular meaning for me and
which has haunted me all my life. Since 2008 I have been working on a series dedicated to this
theme, exploring the possibilities of where it might take me.
Rather than trying to paint traditional landscapes, I want to create a sense of the dream quality
that these landscapes have for me, and so they tend toward a certain impressionistic abstraction,
with shapes, colors and strokes representing the energy of subliminal imagery and symbolic
content. If there is a meaning or message in my works, it manifests only after they are completed.
For me each painting is a process of allowing imagery to suggest itself spontaneously, doing
away with the unnecessary, and refining the painting to meet my aesthetic goals of color,
composition and effect.
I have lived in Northwestern Connecticut for most of my life, sometimes making second homes in
San Francisco CA, Cork Ireland and Glasgow Scotland. My professional calling has been as a land-
scape gardener and designer which has allowed me to follow my other passion (painting) in the
down months of winter. My experience outdoors in nature has always influenced my paintings.
My father, Bill Sakren, was an artist, illustrator and professional cartoonist, and I grew up drawing
and painting from age one.
I have had solo shows at Artwell Gallery and The Warner Atrium Gallery in Torrington, The Gallery
at NCCC in Winsted, Cornwall Library and Burnham Library, and have been in group shows at
ALL Gallery in New Haven, Risley Gallery in Litchfield, Periodic Art in Stonington, Windham Arts
Collaborative in Willimantic, and First Street Gallery in Chelsea, among others.
July 1st through August 12th
Growing up and playing thirty three years in New England's backwoods Steve Eazarsky lives by an old Frank Lloyd Wright adage, "Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." Combining those elements with his trained eye, broad imagination and camera he artistically captures life on all scales; from clouds rolling over hills to a single blade of grass and to life on all levels.
Landscape and light play is Steve's primary photographic medium, leaving Mother Nature to set the stage. His ability arriving right on time to capture these images is uncanny. A self-taught photographer his landscapes are reminiscent of Ansel Adams, but with a twist. Steve uses a modern Digital SLR. He does not manipulate any photo.
John Muir sums up Steve's everyday mentality, "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares drop off like autumn leaves."
Raised in Watertown, Connecticut, Steve received a degree in chemistry in 2001. Having worked in the chemical industry has only spurred his advocacy of open spaces, wildlife refuges, and state and national parks. And he is very greatful for having so much beauty to experience, capture and share.
Outside is where you will find him.
May 28 to July 1, 2012
For over20+yearsJanet Newman worked with an expanding color palette on living canvases and achieved widespread recognition as a make-up artist in New York City. She recently developed a program teaching young adults in a specialized school for four years. With a formal art education, She began painting again and is presently developing a body of work inspired by nature and her personal photos of flowers from her garden as they bloom and flourish in Litchfield County. Currently working with acrylics and water soluble oil colors, the paintings are layered gradually over days, weeks or months to create depth. With a compilation of multiple scenes and photographs, a unique perspective is achieved in the composition of her paintings. She uses bright colors that dance off the canvas prominently in her works of vibrant flowers and geometric designs. Many of her paintings flow in motion and movement capturing her inner memories and training as a young ballet dancer.
April 14, 2012-May 27th, 2012
Bill's work brings together visual data from a variety of cultural sources: old TV cartoons, lottery tickets, internet memes, old candy wrappers, packaging, family photographs, decorative patches and print ads, to name just a few.
He paints elements from these disparate sources, as well as original elements, using a range of styles, from expressionistic to hard-edge, abstract to realistic, or in imitation of a specific industrial arts, graphic arts or international style.
The result of all this is that each of his paintings is a kind of knot in a massive multicultural multitemporal tapestry. My process enacts the hyperconnectedness of this era in which everyone is a cultural processor. We're forced by circumstance to gather from the elements that constantly stream in from around the world, to break them down and use them to build memories and lives and art and, to the degree that it's possible, a useful understanding of our place in the world.
Fine Oil Painting
About the Artist-Dennis W. Stuart
New Milford native and artist Dennis W. Stuart is a 1975 graduate of the Paier School of Art in Hamden, with prior studies at Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, and School of Visual Arts, NYC. He started his own studio in 1977 illustrating educational filmstrips, periodicals and books for the commercial market. In 1990, crossing over into self-publishing, he created and marketed Connecticut historical landmark subjects. In 1998, following art study in Italy, he then turned full-time to fine art painting, producing and marketing original artwork nationally for the office and home marketplace. Mr. Stuart has been entering national and regional art competitions over these years. He feels comfortable using the medium of watercolor, mixed media, acrylic or oil paint, exploring varied subject themes.
Prior exhibits with awards include “National Park Academy of the arts’” American Watercolor Society, National Society of Casein and Acrylic Painters, Adirondack National Watercolor Society, Connecticut Watercolor Society, Connecticut Academy of Fine Art, Hudson Valley Art Association, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Hammond Museum and Kent Art Association.
This new exhibit at New Milford Library, “Italian Country Villa and Farmhouse” comprises sixteen oil paintings on canvas.
Judith Fields Photography
Judith Fields born in New England, raised in NY, summered on Candlewood Lake in her youth. She has made her residence in New Milford for the last 22 years.
Having attended F.I.T.;NYC, Wesconn; Danbury, CT and East
Rockaway HS on LI, she gleaned the creative ideas and materials that paved her way to become the photographer she is today. Judith has worked in the mediums of pastel, oils and then acrylics.
Ms. Fields actually started with a Kodak Brownie camera given to her by her father at the age of eight, launching another shutter bug. Her formal exposure to photography came from classes and workshops. Through her viewfinder, she has found a wonderful panorama in a new art form.
With an eye for composition and color and an ear for language, her vacations to Mexico have been inspirations for snapping prizewinning photos.
Ms Fields sees imagination, patience and exposure as being necessary elements in developing a Blue Ribbon Photographer. "Don't be afraid to make a mistake," she says.
Judith's works have been exhibited in the HAL;Pratt/HAL/NESPA, Bridgewater Library and the Bridgewater Fair Juried Exhibits.
Ms. Fields in addition to her camera, holds liceses and/or certifications in Massage Threapy; bodywork; Doula; Interior Consultant.
Accepting commissions 203 788 0973 for info.
October 30, 2011 through December 11th, 2011
I am an amateur photographer specializing in nature photography. I was born and raised in Poland. From early childhood, I demonstrated an interest in nature. My educational background is in Forestry, but upon coming to the United States I began a career as a land surveyor. Upon retirement, I became increasingly involved in photography traveling with my camera on back country roads capturing variations in light, color and mood of the landscapes that surround us.
I am a member of the Polish Society of Artists. I have exhibited my works, both individually and as part of a group, in various venues, including the State Capitol in Hartford, the Sloper-Wesoly Heritage House in New Britain, the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol, the Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield, the Burlington Public Library and at the Kurier Plus Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Most recently, I had a private showing at a fundraiser for “The Magic is Back at Harkness Park”. What I love about photography is that it allows me to express my innermost feelings through my observations of life and nature.
October 2nd through October 30th
Veralyn Davee Quilts (2011)
October 2nd through October 30th.
Veralyn Davee has been quilting for 35 years and has been a ribbon winner in the Michigan State Fair and local and regional quilt shows in Michigan and Connecticut.
She enjoys the fabric/color selection and design process of both traditional blocks and original pieces. Most piecing is done by machine, then quilted by machine or hand; she also does hand-applique work.
She has studied the history and development of quilting as an American Craft and art form and has done lectures and trunk shows over the years. She feels one of her strengths is the use of color in her work. It is what she is most drawn to for inspiration.
Currently living in Kent and working as an audiologist at Hearing Aid Specialists in New Milford for the last ll years, she is active in two area guilds--Mountain Laurel Quilters in New Milford and Southford Falls Quilt Guild in Middlebury. She gives away many baby quilts and wedding gifts to friends and family, donates quilts to community and civic groups for fund-raising and does individual commissioned pieces.
She hopes you enjoy this sampling of some of her most recent work.
Ray Kwaitkoski Photography & Book
August 7th through September 18th, 2011
Author/Photographer Raymond Kwiatkoski will display selected color and black and white photographs starting Sunday, August 7th 2011, at The New Milford Public Library. Also on display will be a copy of his soon to be released book entitled “Rural Wealth” .
Mary Shanley Gates: biographical information
New Milford Public Library
Art Show: June 27th to August 6th 2011
“In the Style of: Inspired by Favorite Artists”
Mary Shanley Gates has spent most of her life in Connecticut, except for two and a half years as a VISTA volunteer in Montana. She worked in the Brookfield school system for thirty two years as a teacher and curriculum coordinator. She co-authored a teacher resource book, Living with the Land, published in 1998. With her husband, Timothy, she has been a New Milford resident for more than thirty years. She published a 2009 calendar, Lighthouse Landscapes, from her original paintings. She takes classes with two prominent local artists, Alisyn Hamilton and Anda Styler. Mary can be reached by email at: email@example.com.
Rationale for this show:
For centuries, artists have visited museums and galleries to study the works of other artists. Painting or drawing the works of others expands artistic vision in a concrete manner.
For this show, I have interpreted favorite works of some well known artists. I have included original works that illustrate the effect these artists have had on my work. For example, I have always been drawn to the strong use of color in my work, as have the artists I modeled for this show. Primarily I work in acrylics, but occasionally do pieces in oil, pastel, or water color.
Christina Falise Photography
May 15-June 26th
I have been photographing the world around me for almost as long as I can remember. Growing up in New York City, my
January 9 through February 20, 2011
The Breath of Life
One summer night, out on a flat headland, all but surrounded by the waters of the bay, the horizons were remote and distant rims on the edge of space. Millions of stars blazed in darkness, and on the far shore a few lights burned in cottages. Otherwise there was no reminder of human life. My companion and I were alone with the stars: the misty river of the Milky Way flowing across the sky, the patterns of the constellations standing out bright and clear, a blazing planet low on the horizon. It occurred to me that if this were a sight that could be seen only once in a century, this little headland would be thronged with spectators. But it can be see many scores of nights in any year, and so the lights burned in the cottages and the inhabitants probably gave not a thought to the beauty overhead; and because they could see it almost any night, perhaps they never will. ~Rachel Carson
I find that my job as an artist is to capture something ordinary, something everyday, in such a way that it is seen in a new light. To force people to stop and recognize what they take for granted, to find the underlying beauty and truth in my subjects, even if the beauty is plainly seen. There is a moment to be captured everywhere and I love to be able to hold that moment in time knowing that it never will really occur again, something will always be different. At that time, at that place, it has been captured and held exactly how it will always be.
In this particular body of work, I want to show these types of moments through photographs of my time on the islands of Hawaii. The islands hold their own particular magic and beauty that locals never take for granted. They appreciate all that has been given to them and find the breath of life, their ‘Ha’, within the land and sea that they see everyday. Locals live free and in the moment, taking it all in. I offer up to you as a challenge to find the beauty in your everyday, in the simple things in life. It’s there, if you stop long enough to open your eyes and look for it. Find your ‘Ha’.
November 14th to January 9th
Lower level Gallery
Colin Harrison is a native of northern England and he lived for some thirty years in Brookfield. He is an engineer and researcher by profession and a photographer since the age of seven by avocation. Often these two passions have intertwined in the development of scientific and medical imaging systems. Colins intent is to help the viewer see the abstract patterns that are found in familiar scenes and to understand the world in terms of these patterns. This approach is often non-representational and such images are often mistaken for watercolour paintings. He has studied in recent years with Kunio Owaki, Freeman Patterson, and the Sant順e Workshop. He exhibits regularly in western Connecticut and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Colin's intent is to help the viewer see the abstract patterns that are found in familiar scenes and to understand the world in terms of these patterns. This approach is often non-representational and such images are often mistaken for watercolour paintings
November 14th to January 9th
Upper Level Gallery
Richard was born in Dayton, Ohio on April 27th 1934. He developed an interest in art at a very early age, gaining recognition for his work in both grade school and high school. He kept his interest in art alive in his college years at Ohio State University and after he graduated. He mistakenly thought that advertising was the only practical way to utilize his artistic interests to make a living.
In 1958, during a six month stay in New York City, he met and befriended a master impressionist artist, Bernard Lennon. In l964, Richard quit his job in advertising and moved to Gaylordsville, Ct to study with Mr. Lennon and began his career as a professional artist. That year also marked the beginning of his participation in the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit (New York City) and the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival (Mystic, Ct). Throughout the years, he won many prizes in both shows including First Prize in Oils four times in the Mystic exhibition and Special Landscape Award at the Washington Square show. During those years he also participated in other group shows in the Northeast winning prizes several times in Newport, RI and once in Atlantic City, NJ.
Mr. Stalter paints his subjects on location finding inspiration from scenes throughout the Litchfield Hills and nearby New York State, within easy reach of his Gaylordsville home. He paints all four seasons at these locations and adds figures and still life painting done from life to his body of work. From the 1960's through the 1980's, he traveled yearly to Provincetown and Wellfleet on Cape Cod to capture the seaside light and subjects and visited there in 2007 to paint. Beginning in the 80's, he sought out the boat and water subjects on Mystic and Stonington, Ct. He still paints there two or three times a year.
Locally, many will remember Mr. Stalter for his helping to initiate an unsuccessful attempt to bring an art museum to New Milford.
July 11 thru Aug 22nd
Recipient of the 2007 National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic (NSPCA) Prize, the Classic Car Club of America 2003 Fine Art Award of Excellence, and the Glenmoor Gathering (Ohio) 2007 Best of Show award, Chris Osborne pays homage to the American automobile by way of the art of portraiture. “There are key things in American culture that absorb my attention, the fabulous cars of decades past, the colorful people who drove them, the Hollywood Golden Age, and the true American musical genres, Jazz & Blues. Any combination of these elements may appear in my work. After exhaustive factual research and the use of figurative models, I like to apply an imaginative view of history, bringing to the present a candid moment in time shared with the viewer.”
Raised in New Milford, Connecticut, Osborne received a BA in Art from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson NY and an MFA in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After an extended stay on Martha’s Vineyard in the 1970’s, she moved to New York City, working with legendary artist’s agent Jane Lander representing a group of illustrators with a preference toward fine art. This pivotal move guided Chris toward figurative drawing and painting, and in the mid-1980’s she left the agent profession to pursue art on her own. Over the decade of the 1990’s Chris supplemented her work by managing the Jazz & Blues department at Tower Records Lincoln Center, the largest retail record store in New York, which put her significantly in the midst of the music world. It was an experience that will forever enrich her painting, as she is currently working on a history of Jazz and a history of Blues in visual form, decade by decade, city by city, with the American automobile as a natural focal point.
Also, a painting of Jimi Hendrix with his 1969 Corvette Stingray is a current work in progress.
Chris has exhibited widely in galleries and art associations in the Northeast and New York City, along with invitational exhibits at annual Collector Car events such as the Kruse Auction in Auburn, Indiana, the Louisville Concours d’Elegance, the Hamptons Concours d’Elegance, the Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles, the Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance, the Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance, and the Classic Car Club of America annual gathering in Hickory Corners, Michigan. She was the CCCA poster artist for 2005. In April & May of 2006 the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum and Kruse Museum in Indiana exhibited her work in a solo show. The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists honored her with a 2010 Award of Merit.
May 23 thru July 11th
E Camden Fisher
E. Camden Fisher was raised in the natural wonders of New Milford, CT and the surrounding Litchfield Hills. After graduating from Wesleyan University, he moved to Chicago, Illinois where he met the love of his life. There he became fascinated with finding the beauty in urban landscapes and telling the stories of strangers through captured moments in time. Camden now lives in New Haven with Dianna and their dog Baxter. He continues to search for the perfect perspective of things long forgotten and moments that tell a lifelong story.
April 10th through
May 23, 2010
C J Guerrin
C.J. Guerin is an artist who seeks to transfer the beauty of nature to canvas. She travels the Northeast in search of invigorating scenery to capture.
C.J. is an elected member of the Silvermine Guild of Artists, a distinguished group of professional artists based at the Silvermine Guild Arts Center in New Canaan, CT. The Silvermine Guild Arts Center has, for 100 years, been a gathering place where artists such as Milton Avery and Helen Frankenthaler and art lovers come to appreciate, enjoy and learn about the arts.Through the Guild and other organizations, C.J. teaches workshops in landscape painting, as well as paper lithography, monotypes, solar etching and collagraph
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Judith Cerrato grew up in New Milford, Connecticut and has always enjoyed the outdoors and taking photos. She was married a year ago and is forty years old. When not taking photos, Judith works for Toyota in Wappinger's Falls as a customer relations manager. Her photos reflect her great love and appreciation of the outdoors. She dedicates her work to the love of her life Robert Cerrato and in memory of her father,
John Bucinsley and the man that was like a second father to her, Paul Gauluski.
Abby Ripley is happy to claim residence in New Milford, CT. She grew up on a cattle ranch in Montana then moved with her parents and siblings to Arizona. She graduated from the University of Arizona and Arizona State University with degrees in music.
In 1968 she joined the Peace Corps and spent time in Niger, West Africa. It was there that she really became serious about photography and found herself at ease totally immersed in a foreign culture. When all the black-and-white film she had taken in Africa was ruined by a commercial laboratory, she decided to study photography and become adept in every aspect. For that she moved to New York City to attend the New York Institute of Photography, hoping to become a fashion photographer. However, the institute was run by men who told her that only men could do fashion photography. Discourage in that ambition, she pursued a more accessible career as a wholesale travel agent.
On trips to South and Central America and Asia she did take numerous photos but always wondered what she should do with them. After a few more career changes, she decided to return to school for graduate work in anthropology. An exciting part of that endeavor was selecting a group of people to live among in order to study some interesting aspect of their society and culture. An article in the National GeographicHimalayas. Ladakh is populated predominantly by people of Tibetan stock practicing Tibetan Buddhism, though there is also a significant Muslim population. It is administered by India (as part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir) but borders Tibet, China, and Pakistan. Because India has fought wars drew her attention to Ladakh, a remote region in the with both Pakistan and China in this area, it was closed to foreigners for a number of years. It had only when recently opened to visitors when Abby made her first trip there.
She did this in 1982, with encouragement from an Indian educator. She traveled through Amritsar, Jammu, and Srinagar However, while in rinagar she contracted dengue fever. She was therefore delirious as she undertook what might have been the greatest adventure of her life. This was the bus trip over the Zoji pass in the westernmost range of the Trans Himalayas in a blinding snowstorm. The bus slipped and slid around hairpin turns, but she was barely aware of it. She was too weak even to get off the bus for lodging en route. Once in Leh, the capital of Ladakh, a local found her a room in a very primitive hotel where she remained in her sleeping bag for nearly two weeks, recovering from her illness. by train and bus, in order to acclimatize herself for the high elevation in Ladakh.
Although this was not a very propitious beginning, Abby was befriended by individuals who helped her find a Ladakhi home to live in. She met more and more of these wonderful, generous, happy, and humorous people. Eventually she settled with a charming Christian family in a beautiful village not far from Leh, up a mountain valley above the Indus River and directly in view of the highest peaks in the Ladakhi Himalaya.
She was invited to attend many village functions and photographed them. Several villagers agreed to be her informants and her language teacher (Ladakhi is a Tibetan dialect). They soon realized that she really wanted to know everything about their society and particularly their rituals, e.g., births, marriages, funerals as well as seasonal rituals. She spent many days and nights observing and photographing these events and taking copious notes about everything.
She spent nearly two years studying Ladakhi social rituals that bind the villagers to one another to form a community. When she returned home her life here took over, and nothing was done with all the photographs she took. Unfortunately she had used cheap film that lost its integrity. As a result, now that she has begun to exhibit as a photographer, she has had to restore many of the negatives taken in Ladakh. Still, she hopes they will provide viewers with an informed view of the land and people she has come to cherish.
If anyone has questions about the exhibit or about Ladakh, you may call her directly: (860) 355-4265. If there is sufficient interest, she is available to give a lecture on the subject. There are other images of Ladakh on her Website: http://abbyripleyphotoart.com. All photographs are for sale.
Housatonic Art League
The Housatonic Art League (or H.A.L.) is a non-profit art organization serving the Greater New Milford area as well as many other western Connecticut towns.
Organized in 1971 by a small group of professional and semi-professional artists, HAL has grown over the last 30 years to become a multi-faceted organization. Amateurs, students, Sunday painters, emerging artists and professionals are all equally welcome as members. HAL provides an arena in which artists and craftsmen can socialize, exchange ideas, meet new friends and learn new skills that may enhance their lives and careers.
HAL awards a scholarship annually to an area high school senior winner of a portfolio competition, and provides qualified art show judges free of charge on a regular basis to community organizations.
HAL also sponsors art exhibits for local banks, restaurants, and businesses, monthly art demos ("An Evening with the Masters"), and art classes taught at reasonable rates to area residents.
July 12, 2009 through August 22nd, 2009
Paintings by Sheila Tintera
May 24th through July llth
In 1969 Sheila began her art studies at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, followed by several years at Silvermine School of Art in Norwalk. She has studied at NY Botanical Gardens, Southern Ct State University, Washington Art Assoc, and Wooster Center for the Arts. Her work has been included in group exhibitions from The Downstairs Gallery at The Firehouse in New Milford, The Firenze Gallery, and Cooley Gallery to The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA to her most recent, at Studio 889, Bronx NY. In 2007 Sheila received Honorable Mention, in the Exhibition A Sense of Place here at Hunt Hill Farm, The Silo Gallery. She is both oil painter and printmaker. In June she will begin The Henderson Cultural Center’s Artist In Residency program and is presently in the prestigious Critique held by Yale School of Art Professor, Barbara Grossman. This show will feature her works in oil of several still lifes and the surrounding New England landscape.
April 19th-May 23, 2009
Mountain Laurel Quilters
March 8th through April llth.
This exhibit features a variety of quilts, wall hangings, and framed pieces by members of the Mountain Laurel Quilters. This guild was started in 2000 and is now preparing for its third biennial show - Quilt Festival III - which will be April 25 and 27th at Sarah Noble School in New Milford, Ct.
The exhibit features a variety of quilting techniques, such as a piecing, applique, embroidery, stenciling and hand and machine quilting. There is a range of traditional to contemporary styes showing the individual interpretation of a design by the quilter.
The Mountain Laurel quiliters meets on the third Tuesday of the month at the Richmond Center on Main Street in New Milford and is composed of beginning and experienced quilters who enjoy sharing, learning and donating back to area communities with charitable projects.
Mary Shanley Gates
January 18th through February 28, 2009
Mary Shanley Gates has spent most of her life in Connecticut, except for two and a half years as a VISTA volunteer in Montana.She worked in the Brookfield school system for thirty two years as a teacher and curriculum coordinator.She co-authored a teacher resource book, Living with the Land, published in 1998.With her husband, Timothy, she has been a New Milford resident for more than thirty years.She recently published a 2009 calendar, Lighthouse Landscapes, from her original paintings.
The strong use of color can be seen in Mary’s work.Two styles of painting that she has always been drawn to are Impressionism and primitive Americana.Some of her favorite artists are Van Gogh, Monet, Grandma Moses, and Charles Wysocki.She is most satisfied when her work makes viewers smile.
Mary works primarily in acrylics, but has used other media such as oils, pastels, water colors, and gouache.Some of her work is currently displayed at Building Block Art Supply and Gallery in Ridgefield, CT.
December 14, 2008 thru January 17, 2009
Art is My Church, Reiki is my prayer
‘Using the right side of my brain, as an artist for 35 years, I speak to the left on fewer occasions now. Pictures form my logic, numbers become elements for collages and philosophical thoughts turn into hues of the palette. Much of my art is formed by dreams and executed by intuition. Angel photography dominates my mixed media engravings on metal but other techniques and images are filtering in when I least expect them.’
Photography, paint and unusual materials comprise the palette of Lori’s art. She has developed her style in manipulated Polaroid image transfers, emulsion transfers engraved photo transfers on metal and mixed media collage.
Lori is a former teacher and graduate of Southern Conn. St. University
Further studies at Savannah College of Art and Design, Bennington College, and Omega Institute.
Solo exhibits in Connecticut include: The UCONN Library, Norfolk Artisan's Gallery, Atelier Gallery in New Milford, Church House Concerts, Haddam, the Gathering Place, Hartford, and New Milford, Torrington, and Waterbury Hospitals, St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury and numerous libraries including the Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield and the Hunt Library in Falls Village.
Lori’s one-woman shows in other states include the Santarella Museum in Tyringham, MA, and the Smith Gallery in Manchester, VT.
She was Artist in residence at Santarella Museum in Tyringham, MA.
Ed Kruelski, Jr. Art Show
November 3rd through December 14, 2008
Ed is a self-taught artist who uses the mediums of charcoal and pastels. He has received awards from:
Richter Center for the Arts
Candlewood Art League
Society of Creative Artists, Newtown
Kent Art Association
Ridgefield Guild of Artists
Connecticut Pastel Society
Pastel Society o America
The Salmagundi Club
Art is a "profound challenge; personal and universal, immediate and endless, direct and etherial." My thanks to Westconn for their Guest Artist Lecture series--free and open to the public and my thanks to those artists who candidly share their enthusiasm, their hones critique and their friendship."
Laurie Sweet Art Show
October 26 through December 6, 2008
About the A r t i s t
Mike Amodeo Art Show
Sept. 15th through October 25, 2008
I am an award winning self-taught nature photographer
with over 10 years experience in the field. My file incluces Birds, Mammals, Flowers and Landscapes from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. After spending 20 years in the information technology field, I am using my knowledge of computer technology to produce fine images from film and digital cameras. I have developed an extensive knowledge of Color Management technology enabiling me to produce fine art images. I control the complete process from capturing the image to producing the print. The end result is my vision that began with the click of the camera shutter.
My equipment includes professional SLR camera bodies including the Canon EOS3 film body. the EOS 20D digital body with an assortment of Canon lenses. My favorite films are Fuji Velvia and Provia 100 F, both for there rich color palette and fine grain though the majority of my shooting today is digital capture.
Published: Birds & blooms June/July 2006
Summer Lifestyles 2006 Waterbury Sunday Republican
Second Place in Birds 2007 "Our Natural World" Barn Swallows
Connecicut Audubon Center of Glastonbury
Northern Exposure Photographic Gallery - Selected Themes
413 Main Street (Railroad Square) West Cornwall Ct 06794
860 927 3319 or 860 355 4275 for Gallery Information.
Chris is the recipient of the 2007 National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic (NSPCA) Prize, the Classic Car Club of America 2003 Fine Art Award of Excellence, and the Glenmoor Gathering (Ohio) 2007 Best of Show award. Chris Osborne pays homage to the American automobile by way of the art of portraiture.“There are key things in American culture that absorb my attention, the fabulous cars of decades past, the colorful people who drove them, and the true American musical genres, Jazz & Blues.Any combination of these elements may appear in my work.After exhaustive factual research and the use of figurative models, I like to apply an imaginative view of history, bringing to the present a candid moment in time shared with the viewer.”
Raised in New Milford, Connecticut, Osborne received a BA in Art from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson NY and an MFA in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.After an extended stay on Martha’s Vineyard in the 1970’s, she moved to New York City, working with legendary artist’s agent Jane Lander representing a group of illustrators with a preference toward fine art.This pivotal move guided Chris toward figurative drawing and painting, and in the mid-1980’s she left the agent profession to pursue art on her own.Over the decade of the 1990’s Chris supplemented her work by managing the Jazz & Blues department at Tower Records Lincoln Center, the largest retail record store in New York, which put her significantly in the midst of the music world.It was an experience that will forever enrich her painting, as she is currently working on a history of Jazz and a history of Blues in visual form, decade by decade, city by city, with the American automobile as a natural focal point.
Chris has exhibited widely in galleries and art associations in the Northeast and New York City, along with invitational exhibits at annual Collector Car events such as the Kruse Auction in Auburn, Indiana, the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, the Hamptons Concours d’Elegance, the Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles, the Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance, and the Classic Car Club of America annual gathering in Hickory Corners, Michigan. She was the CCCA poster artist for 2005. In April & May of 2006 the AuburnCordDuesenbergMuseum and KruseMuseum in Indiana exhibited her work in a solo show.
Hank Meirowitz Photographer
Long time resident of New Milford and New York City, Hank Meirowitz has proven himself in group and solo shows a photographer with a keen eye for texture and pattern, and an enthusiastic manner for whatever subject matter presents itself.
His photographic talent has encompassed an assortment of diverse themes, including babies, tame and exotic animals, rural life, and pastoral scenery, and panoramic views of Russia and other cities in Europe, and now the grandeur and majesty of Arizona and the Grand Canyon and environs.
He has been a Photographer for the Pampered Pet for years and has entertained many four legged friends in his studio on his property for photo shoot or petting session or merely "shooting the breeze." His love of animals is clearly reflected in his one-on-one approach with them. His goal is to the the STATURE and IMPORTANCE of the family pet.
He has shown his works in various libraries and galleries and restaurants in the area, has lectured at camera clubs a schools on his technique in photography and printing, giving new ideas to his audience on cropping, shading, high lights, etc.., to achieve the desired results. He is open to suggestions about improving his work, and is always looking for new venues and subject matter.
His advertising in local newspapers and magazines, with a different pet picture in every ad,; has resulted in a plethora of work with local four legged celebrities. Too him every pet is a STAR, and he makes sure he/she feels that he/she is.
Recently, he completed a one man show at two different libraries on the glories and splendor of Moscow and St. Petersburg, with digital camera and photoshop effects, and met with excellent reviews from newspapers and viewers of his work. It is always gratifying to have new people approach you at receptions and tell you how much they enjoy your work. An artist always enjoys a pat on the back and vote of approval, plus a sale of his work, knowing that it will have a prominent place in a new home.
This show at the New Milford library is something I truly anticipate, as I just returned from Grand Canyon and had been over whelmed by the beauty and color of the area. Hopefully viewers will feel the same and vicariously enjoy the scenery.
My next shoot will be in Poland and am anticipating an exacting set of images. Hopefully, I will be able to share them with you in the future.
Richard L. Andrews biography
Richard L. Andrews is a native of Connecticut, born in Danbury, raised in Brookfield, and living in New Milford since 1976. Following a life-long interest in art and photography, he started exhibiting his work in 2000 with a one-man show at the Grand Patisserie on Main Street in New Milford, Ct. He has recently completed his fifth show there. Since that initial 2000 show, he has been exhibiting extensively in Litchfield and Fairfield counties in one-man shows, galleries, local art associations, contests and various charitable fund raisers. His work has won numerous first, second, third and honorable mention awards locally. The emphasis of the majority of this photography is country landscapes, farms, woods, lakes and all of the varied natural (and sometimes man-made) beauty of northwestern Connecticut. With the acceleration of development in this part of the state, Mr. Andrews writes, "It is great to be able to at least preserve some of these scenes on film." All of his work is on film media, not having been drawn into the digital avalanche-yet. He is basically self-taught, although he studied art formally and completed numeerous studio art courses. He has also studied with the New York Institute of Photography.
Mr. Andrews work can be seen and purchased in fine art card form at various local retailers. Currently his card catalog is at 266 different scenes and is constantly expanding.
TAPE REELS FOR EYES
February 23-April 5
About Tape Reels For Eyes
Tape reels for eyes is a small artist run collective based out of northwestern Connecticut but which extends it's grasp throughout the entire northeast and establishes connections through art and music throughout the entire United States. Since it's inception three years ago, it has managed to host and organize countless musical performances, art shows, self published books, self published musical media, performance happenings, mail art projects, home made clothing, newsletters, philosophy discussions and any other undertaking a member wishes to pursue. Tape reels for eyes has fostered a creative vehicle, and an overall purveyance of do-it-yourself ethics and ideals. Tape reels for eyes is an environment in which when one calls out, "I have a terrific idea!" a chorus responds, "Let's make it a reality!" The art show at the library will be a showcase of several tape reels for eyes members who work primarily in the visual arts, spanning multiple media who perpetuate ideals of ingenuity and creativity.
December 2, 2007-
February 16, 2008
Dianna Baros Biography
Dianna Baros was born and has lived in Chicago, Illinois for most of her life. Upon graduating from the University of Chicago, Dianna spent four and a half years producing content for Oprah.com at Harpo Productions in Chicago.
She is now a freelance writer and illustrator living in New Haven, Connecticut. While living in Chicago, Dianna co-created Parrot Sugar, an art business specializing in custom murals, fine art for children, artistic wall finishes, stenciling and faux finishes for residential and commercial spaces.
Dianna's art combines her inspiration from nature, folk, modern and pop art and travel, blending the real with the fanciful. The bright colors create a sense of whimsy and naivete appealing to the young and the young at heart.
Richard Stalter Biography
Richard was born in Dayton, Ohio on April 27, 1934. He developed an interest in art at a very early age gaining recognition for his work in both grade school and high school. In college he pursued a career in advertising mistakenly believing this would be complimentary to his wish to become a fine artist. In fact, his work in advertising after college merely served to delay the onset of his profession as a fine artist.
In 1958, during a six month stay in New York City, he met and befriended a talented impressionist artist, Bernard Lennon. In l964, Richard moved to Gaylordsville, Ct to study with Mr. Lennon and begin his career as a professional artist. That year also marked the beginning of his participation in the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit (New York City) and the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival (Mystic, Ct.) Throughout the years, he won many prizes in both shows including First Prize in Oils four times in the Mystic exhibition. During those years, he participated in other group shows in the Northeast winning prizes several times in Newport, RI and once in Atlantic City, NJ.
Mr. Stalter paints his subjects on location finding inspiration from scenes throughout the Litchfield Hills surrounding his Gaylordsville home. He paints all four seasons and still life painting done from life to hs body of work. In the 1960's through the l980's he traveled yearly to Provincetown and Wellfleet on Cape Cod to capture the seaside light and subjects. Since that time, he as sought out the boat and water subjects of Mystic and Stonington, Ct painting in those locations at least once a year.
Locally, many will remember Mr. Stalter for his initiating an unsuccessful attempt to bring an art museum to New Milford, Ct
Coming in October
Trudy Cox Biography
Trudy McCron Cox began her art education under the direction of her mother who could not draw, but was famous for slamming on the brakes of the family car and sending her four children flying in all directions when observing a particularly beautiful sunset. Having thus honed her observational skills, Trudy went on to study Fine Art at Michigan State University. Chance landed her in the teaching profession, where she has happily spent the last twenty-three years while raising her best artworks, Olivia and Rob Cox, presently ages 18 and 16.
Herman Margulies, the well-known Master Pastellist of the American Pastel Society, was Trudy’s first pastel instructor. His knowledge of the medium and joie de vivre will forever remain inspirational. She has also studied with the Plein Air Artists of America, Robert Carsten, and Paul Leveille. She has shown her work in area galleries and the Pleiades Gallery in New York City. Her subjects are the landscapes, creatures and light of this beautiful New England area; her hopes are that somehow her work will inspire you to step on your own brakes and truly appreciate the beauty that surrounds you.
Last Updated and Maintained by Valerie Fisher February 2014