I'm sorry for this post being so late today. I've got to prioritize my jobs/duties....Anyhow, tonight is the opening reception for Luminosity@180°, starting at 6pm."Start Time: 6 pmEnd Time: 8 pmAdmission: FreeWorks of encaustic art will be featured in the exhibit "Luminosity@180°" at the Flinn Gallery of the Greenwich Library from December 16 through January 26, 2011. The opening night reception, during which the artists will discuss their work, will be held Thursday, December 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. The public is invited.Curators for this exhibit are Kelly Eberly, Yvette Kahn and Cindy Whalen. The exhibit showcases the work of five artists who create new and exciting art using one of the world's oldest art forms. Encaustic art, also known as wax painting, consists of adding colored pigments to heated beeswax. The resulting mix can then be applied to various surfaces, including canvas, wood, photographs, or any surface chosen by the artist.Mark Dooley draws his inspiration from nature, selecting scenes that speak to him through their mood or colors. The medium allows him to become intuitive and playful, creating rich layers of color and texture. His favorite tools include the palette knife, household iron and heat gun.Kim Bernard's abstract paintings are inspired by the Sumi brush paintings of Zen masters.A trip to Greece to study the amphitheater resulted in her most recent sculptures of concentric, semi-circle forms. Martha L. Robinson of Greenwich, uses her intuition, experience and senses to understand what her sight reveals. She is fascinated by form as it is embodied in the botanical kingdom of the natural world. To represent the multi-dimensional qualities of a fuller reality, she uses layering, reflective surfaces and sacred geometry.Leah Macdonald incorporates still life objects and the human figure in her work. Using photographs as her canvas, she layers wax with medium and oil paint. Her paintings tell a story of age and time.Richard Keen's work includes both paintings and sculpture. His paintings are inspired by his experience as a mooring diver in Casco Bay Maine. They reflect the subtle edges and relationships between abstraction and reality. For this exhibit, he has created a sculptural installation exclusively for the Flinn Gallery.The Flinn Gallery is located on the second floor of the library. Proceeds from the sale of art are used to help support the programs of the Friends of the Greenwich Library. Gallery hours are Monday through Wednesday, and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.
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