Ridgefield, CT 06877
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August – October
Cindi Mullins, as award-winning painter, enjoys painting a range of subjects on a variety of surfaces. She is especially drawn to landscapes, still life and "closely cropped" florals. Mullins' paintings reflect her innate connection to the beauty, shape, design and color she observes in the natural world. She has exhibited her work in solo and group shows throughout the Northeast and Florida and has won numerous awards for her oils and pastels. Mullins is on the board and gallery committee of the Ridgefield Guild of Artists and directs the town Satellite Gallery Program. She is also a member of the Fairfield County Plein Air Painters. Mullins' roots run deep as she is the great, great granddaughter of renowned Hudson Valley School painter Aaron Draper Shattuck and, of the same school, the great, great niece of Samuel Colman.
HYPERLINK "http://www.cindimullins.com" www.cindimullins.com
Kim Hanna currently lives and works in Redding, CT. Her art is in numerous private collections and she is a member of a distinguished group of professional artists at The Silvermine Guild of Artists in New Canaan, CT. She was also chosen as a 2004 Radius artist, an emerging artist program which is a collaboration of efforts with the Aldrich Contemporary Museum and The Ridgefield Guild of Artists located in Ridgefield CT. She currently serves as the Creative Director for the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.
HYPERLINK "http://www.kimhannastudio.com" www.kimhannastudio.com
Mary Louise O'Connell
Ever since I first walked into kindergarten, I was determined to be an artist. That day I saw a painting on the wall decorating my classroom that inspired me. It was such a wonderful painting-to my five-year-old eyes-that I could barely look at it. I could hardly wait till we were able to paint so that I could make that same painting, but of course then I had to wait until "art" was scheduled.
One of my favorite ways of painting is to take the easel and palette outside. I have explored many outdoor venues for plein air painting, including wonderful times on the coast of Massachusetts, Maine and Monhegan Island, and I've been able to paint outdoors in the mountains of North Carolina and along the coast of South Carolina. Locally, I've painted in Pound Ridge Preservation in New York, Waveny Park in New Canaan, CT, and my perennial favorite, Weir Farm in Ridgefield, CT.
HYPERLINK "http://www.mloconnell.com" www.mloconnell.com
Nancy Moore is an award-winning artist who uses wax crayon, paint, pencil, woodcut, and fiber to create her images. Her work explores the fragile yet resilient relationship between humanity and the wider natural world. She is especially interested in the theme of transformation and shape-shifting--the ways in which all living things continuously change, evolve, morph, regress, and adapt, along with the transformation of different materials into evocative messages.
The artist's "color epiphany" occurred when she opened a deluxe 96-pack of Crayolas in 1998. The scent and feel of those crayons transported her to her childhood playroom, where she spent hours drawing, and this ignited her artistic career as an adult. To create her mixed-media images, the artist applies the crayons within the barest pencil outline. When the paint is laid on top, a wax relief – or batik effect – is created. Layers of crayon, paint, and pencil are applied until a fabric of woven texture emerges. Collectors have also responded enthusiastically to the prose Moore composes on some of her pieces. As a book editor who works for Yale University Press, she is continually balancing her love of words with her artistic compositions.
Moore's work has garnered the interest of a broad collector base from Vermont to California, and has been featured in the book Cayman by Joanna Hurwitz and Amanda Lumley. She has exhibited widely at museums, galleries, and public institutions including Yale University (a one-woman, yearlong show in New Haven, CT), Housatonic Museum (Bridgeport, CT), Curtis-Pelham Gallery (New Canaan, CT), River Street Gallery (New Haven, CT), 22 Haviland Street Gallery (Norwalk, CT), and Robin Alexander Gallery (Kent, CT). Moore is an artist member of the Silvermine Guild Arts Center (New Canaan, CT) and is on the board of the Ridgefield Guild of Artists (Ridgefield, CT).
HYPERLINK "http://www.nancymooreart.com" www.nancymooreart.com
Mary Harold is an award winning photographer who has exhibited in many galleries. She visualizes the world with her unique eye and through the lens sees what others do not.
Artist Opening Event
Saturday, August 18th from 4:00 - 6:00
Snacks & Cash Bar
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Tuesday, 21 August, 2012
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