Press release: from Gallery on the Green – Annual Members' New Work Exhibition
Dates: Opening Reception: Saturday evening, January 12, from 6-9 PM
Show dates: January 11 through February 10, 2013
Cost: Free – open to the public
Towns of interest: Farmington Valley & neighboring towns which include Enfield, Simsbury, West Hartford, Avon, Canton, Granby, Burlington, Torrington, Bloomfield, Windsor, Farmington, New Hartford (and others between Hartford and Litchfield)
From January 11 through February 10, 2013, the Canton Artists' Guild will be hosting 3 exhibitions at the Gallery on the Green. The public is warmly invited to the Opening Reception Saturday evening, January 12, from 6-9 p.m.
The Annual Members' New Work Exhibition (1st floor Main Gallery) showcases recently completed work of the Guild's members in a variety of media including painting, drawing, photography and sculpture.
The “Upstairs” gallery will showcase Suzanne Levy - an abstract artist who uses color, shape, and movement to create artwork bursting with energy. The common thread of her work is their use of light and dark, color, shape, and movement. The organic nature of her work allows for a spontaneous and experimental art form. She calls the viewer to experience an emotion through contemplation. Her work stretches the limits of what we think we see. Tight repetitive patterns coexist with an open plane of chaos, balancing opposing forces. There is a flow and a rhythm in each piece of art. (www.suzannelevyart.com)
In the 2nd floor “Spotlight” Gallery - Kathleen BorkowskI’s exhibition “BRANCHING LINES: An exploration in divergent calligraphy on the theme of Branches”. (www.kathleenborkowski.com)
“I’m an artist whose joy comes with turning thought into substance through the mystic art called writing. I never seem to tire of putting word and image together and letters find their way into most of my work.
During this study, I gave myself a goal of creating 100 drawings and paintings on the theme of branches. Along the way I got sidetracked designing my own alphabet based on the marks left behind on dead branches from the beetle called Dendroctonus, which means "tree killer". In the end, I finished about 30 pieces and created an original alphabet.”
“Most of my artwork is on paper with paint, ink, metal pens and brushes, but I also enjoy photography, silkscreen, and jewelry making. In 2012, I explored painting on silk and created 120+ hand painted and dyed silk scarves, many of which contained secret messages written with the magic symbols we call The Alphabet.”
The gallery is open Fridays through Sundays from 1pm to 5pm. The downstairs gallery is handicapped accessible. Gallery on the Green is located within sight of Rt. 44 at 5 Canton Green Rd. For more information about Gallery on the Green please visit our web site, www.galleryonthegreen.org
Suzanne Levy attached images SL #1,2,3,4,5
Kathleen Borkowski attached Images KB #1,2,3