Martin O'Connor: New Work

JULY 11-AUGUST 2

O'Connor's paintings are notable for their consummate finish and tactile nature.  This is of great importance and bears witness to great craftsmanship.  By focusing on techniques and materials, he considers making are a craft which is executed using clear formal rules and which should always refer to social reality.  Through a radically sigular approach that is nevertheless inscribed in the contemporary debate.  O'Connor uses references and ideas that are so integrated into the process of the composition of the work that they may escape those who do not take the time to explore how and why these images haunt you, like a good film, long after you've seen them.

Opening Reception Friday July 11th from 7-9 pm
in the Sullivan Family Gallery

Live on Stage: He-Chaw Frunk
www.hechawfrunk.bandcamp.com

 

Old Friends: 20 Illustrators Pay Tribute to Beloved Children's Books

JULY 11-AUGUST 2

Curated by Erin Schechtman
As children, our first exposure to art comes to us in the picture books read to us by our parents.  Immersed in the lush worlds and characters created by the artists and authors, we come back to revisit these dog-eared pages again and again.  These books are always cherished, but for some, they are just the beginning of a life-long obsession.  In this group exhibit, 20 working illustrators pay homage to the artists and books that inspired them to embark on their unique career paths.  Join us to spend time celebrating a few old friends.

ARTISTS:  Jim Giar, Ben Hale, Erin Schechtman, Tim Switalski, Robin Krantz, Dee Piotrowski, Craig Worrell, Randy Crider, Rebecca Zomchek, Angela Oster, Clare Kolat, Steve Ellis, Gary Dumm, Laura Dumm, Steve Defino, Rachelle Boyd, Ashley Ribblett, Emily Meluch, Mark Laubenthal and more.

Opening Reception Friday, July 11th from 7-9 pm
in the Dianne Boldman Education Gallery

Live on Stage: He-Chaw Frunk
www.hechawfrunk.bandcamp.com