Margo Bryan-Peterson will display her mosaic and ceramic sculpture at the Franklin Railroad and Community Museum, venue #18.
Archives for June 2017
Drew Harty on the Invisible Landscape: Photographing the landscape fulfills a deep need of mine, to be an explorer. The subjects I seek are the variable elements of light, water, and flora, and creating each image is an experiment. As I photograph, at one moment a composition can look complete and meaningful and in the next be random and disordered. I try to discover that edge. I try to push the balance between what is known—the shape and size of a leaf—and what is difficult to interpret: the scale and orientation of the space, the interplay of figure and ground, the physical nature of the objects and surfaces. I try to unbalance expectations so that each image challenges the viewer with the question, “How do we find meaning in what we look at?”
Drew Harty will display his photographs at his studio in Treadwell, venue #3.
This is the eleventh year Marie Cummings will be exhibiting her Experimental Water Media artwork in Stagecoach Run Art Festival. Her use of bright bold hues and use of textures tickles the imagination. Marie holds workshops and classes around the world giving participants the joy and freedom to experiment. Her work can be seen in National and International collections.
Marie Cummings will display her artwork at her studio, venue #7.
Simone Mantellassi: the “path toward abstraction” of my works… the idea is based on comics… storytelling with pictures and words… the works are representional… based on reality… filtered to convey more than what you see… still true to the subjects… expanded… crashed… faulted in earnest…
Simone Mantellassi will display his artwork at the Treadwell Museum of Fine Art Annex, venue #1A.
Sondra Freckelton was born in Dearborn, Michigan in 1936 and studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She began her career as a sculptor working in wood and plastics, exhibiting under her married name, Sondra Beal. She debuted at the Museum of Modern Art in the “Recent Sculpture U.S.A.” show in 1959 and achieved her first one-man show at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in 1960.
During the mid-1970’s Ms. Freckelton was one of several noted abstract artists who turned to realism in their work. She began working in transparent watercolor-a logical extension of the delicate watercolor studies she had done for her transparent vacuum-formed sculptures. She had her first solo show of large-scale color saturated watercolors with the Brooke Alexander Gallery in 1976. Numerous museums, galleries and traveling shows throughout the United States have exhibited her watercolors. She has had solo exhibits at major galleries in New York, Chicago, Washington, D. C., and San Francisco. Some of the public collections that include her work are the Art Institute of Chicago; Dennos Museum, MI; Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI; Madison Art Center, WI; National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, VA; Oklahoma City Museum; and Oglethorpe Museum, GA.
Ms. Freckelton’s work and teaching philosophy are the subjects of the Watson-Guptill publication entitled Dynamic Still Lifes in Watercolor by M. Stephen Doherty. Some other publications that include her work are Contemporary American Realist Drawings, Hudson Hills Press, 1999; American Watercolor, by Chris Finch, Abbeville Press, 1986; and The Art of Watercolor, by Charles LeClair, Watson-Guptill, NY, 1994. Sondra Freckelton lives and works near Oneonta, New York at the home and studio she and her late husband, Jack Beal, built.
Sondra Freckelton will display her artwork at the Freck-Beal Studios, venue #16.