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ARTIST/S:.....ELAINE HURST with KATHY CRAIG & RICHARD MAZZIOTTI.
EXHIBIT TITLE: ......Peaceful Pastoral.
MEDIA: ......Painting with some stained glass.
DATE: ......Thr 13 Jan 2011 - Mon 28 Mar 2011.
SUMMARY (more text under photos):
Plein air impressionistic New England landscapes by Elaine Hurst.
Also: Kathy Craig's gestural paint-sketches of fruit and some Richard Mazziotti glass suncatchers.
Elaine Hurst's framed oils recall the Impressionists. Hurst's Plein Maine Musings series was painted outdoors in 2010 while Artist in Residence Acadia National Park in Schoodic Point, Maine. Hurst says "artists look at the world...in a certain way...both innate and learned....(I) see so many different colors in everything, such as purple in trees, greens in old fence rails, and blue in grey horses." Hurst says painting outdoors teaches one to "simplify, simplify, simplify, as well as to be mindful of your surroundings and decisive in what you choose to portray. Hurst's art appeared at the Arts Center in Orange, at the Spitzer Art Center in Harrisonburg, and, in 2006, at the PublicRadioArtSpace. Hurst is a past president of the Virginia Equine Artists' Association.
Kathy Craig's mostly unframed gestural paint sketches depict fruit or objects. Craig says,
"I paint in oils, mainly still lifes, subjects usually ordinary mass produced objects like soda bottles and cans, plus fruit, orange crates, ....selected for color, shape and size rather than meaning as my interest is mainly composition." Craig's pictures appeared at Richmond's Glave Kocen Gallery and at the Arts Center in Orange.
Some of Richard Mazziotti's suncatcher-sized stained glass creations evoke geometric barn-hex designs. Mazziotti says, "Many of the pieces you see are assembled with old-time lead came....then the joints are soldered together. Cement is forced into the channels locking the glass securely."
CURATOR/ART JUDGE: .....Mia LaBerge + Terry Ward.
GALLERY MANAGER/ART HANGER: .....Terry Ward.