VIBRANT VISTAS

A celebration of regional beauty as interpreted by a selection of landscape artists. This comprehensive survey of Windham Fine Arts’ featured landscape artists reviews a variety of interpretations of our Hudson River School region.

As the birthplace of American Art, and home of America’s first Artist Colony, while many regional artists have been inspired by the Hudson River School, they evolve, ever exploring alternative ways of representing what nature presents in its perfection and no longer needs to be captured realistically. Through the various creative lenses presented, expect surprises and inspirations that will allow a new interpretation of the majesty of the landscape vistas that surround, and sometimes are even taken for granted in the day-to-day. Anne Johann, Robert J. Schneider, Tom Key, Kim Do, Deborah Dorsey, and Mara Lehmann are joined by new and other well-loved artists represented by the gallery. In the South Gallery of Windham Fine Art through Thanksgiving. Artist’s Reception 5 to 7:30pm Saturday October 21st, 2017.

 

 

SURPRISING MATTER

What happens when Fire, Water, Earth and Air combine? Surprising Matter explores what manifests when different creatives push a variety of materials. Ricardo Arango uses a striking mixture of elements in his sculptures including glass, ceramics, marble and steel, often exploring the combinations in one piece. His work highlights the beauty of each material as he places them in unique arrangements. John Greene works using materials and textures with a freedom that allows him to continually explore new directions developed from a trip taken, a structure that speaks volumes, an image’s impression, or a recurring idea. These are translated through encaustic, a technique as much as a medium using wax and oil pigment, imbued with mystery and permanence that compliments the ever-changing patinas of the other more transitional elements in his work: steel, wood, lead and copper. The result? Well, that’s the surprise! In the North Gallery of Windham Fine Art through Thanksgiving. Artist’s Reception 5 to 7:30pm Saturday October 21st, 2017.