Carolyn Krantz: Near, Far
Image: Inca Path, photograph
The February Artist Carolyn Krantz will hold a public reception on Saturday, February 8, 2-4 PM. All are welcome.
A photographic image represents a present moment, revealing truths and communicating with the viewer.
These images are from near and far in time and space. Time, ranging from an earliest effort - a staged shot of Tippy, taken by a birthday Kodak Brownie - to more recent digital work. (Of course, a cat portrait is included!) Through space, we see our nearby windowsill, a tide pool; further distant subjects include Incan paths, sacred waters, and scars of confessional conflict. email@example.com
Image: Near and Far, Carol K. Keller © 2015
The January Jurors' Show displays the work of artists Patricia Denn, Carol K. Keller, Patricia Mahon, and Joyce Westner. There will be a public reception on Sunday, January 19 from 2:30-4:30 pm. All are welcome.
Pat Denn has been painting and studying watercolor for the last 18 years. She is fascinated by the variety and range of the watercolor medium and how it rewards the use of thick, vibrant color as well as delicate, transparent washes. Her work reflects her preoccupation with how the play of light and shadow can transform everyday objects and figures. Her subjects include landscapes, still life, cityscapes and portraits.
She is a member of the New England Watercolor Society. Her work has been exhibited at Northeastern University, the West End Library in Boston, the Arlington Center for the Arts, the Massachusetts State House in Boston, and the Winchester Public Library. Her works are available for purchase by contacting the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-129-4382.
Carol K. Keller
Carol K. Keller has exhibited nationally and is an artist member of the Cambridge, and Concord (MA) Art Associations. She recently had solo shows at the Barb Jackson Gallery, Rockport, ME, and the North Haven Gallery, North Haven Island, ME. She had her first solo show in the Winchester Library in 2004
Carol says of her art: “I have always been attracted to the outdoors and the beauty of nature. This has given rise to my non representational series of paintings, where I try to capture the feelings I have being in beautiful regions of nature. This also drives the other collections of my work - Islands of Maine, Threatened, and Between Time. Having spent time on the Maine islands in Penobscot Bay since 2002, as an artist I always see coastal Maine and the islands as a series of potential paintings--endless combinations of sea, sky, tide, and spruce trees.
Underneath this feeling is the strong desire to preserve this bit of nature for the next generation. The thought is always present that this landscape and beauty are threatened in today’s world.” Visit her website at www.ckkeller.com.
About her art: "Often my process begins with my photograph of a place where the feeling is what I admire. Some images in my paintings are places where I love to be, while others are newly found. My work is on boards using acrylic paint, photographs, and bits of other materials. I translate the essence of a scape into paint and paper, while retaining parts of the photo as desirable. I strive for simplicity.
I am partial to summer landscapes such as beaches, marshes, and ponds – including scenes that promise that summer is around the corner. The changes in colors (blues, greens, yellows, and more) draw me in to capture them in my art. At times, so too do the colors of winter landscapes."
Pat Mahon is an artist member of Cambridge Art Association, Concord Art Association, and Guild Hall of East Hampton, N.Y. Contact Pat Mahon: email@example.com or visit http://patmahonart.blogspot.com.
Joyce Westner is a member of the New England Society of Botanical Artists (NESBAartists.org) and a former president. Also an avid gardener, Joyce particularly enjoys growing cutting flowers plus New England natives, as well as drawing and painting plants, fruits, vegetables in the exacting botanical illustration style. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.