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Sunday, November 04, 2012

Two new shows and holiday reception at Gallery on the Green in Canton this Saturday

Gallery on the Green
Corner of Dowd and Rt.44, Canton, CT (860) 693-4102
Rachel Miller: Wall Flower, Studies in Lyrical Form
Joe Hoke & Sally Sargent Markey: Light, Wind and Texture—Two Views
Nov. 9—Dec. 16, 2012.
Holiday reception: Sat., Nov. 10, 6—9 p.m.

Press release from Gallery on the Green

The Gallery on the Green in Canton will be holding its annual Holiday Show from November 9 through December 16 with a festive holiday reception on Sat., Nov. 10 from 6—9 p.m. and a holiday party on Sat. Dec. 15 from 6—9 p.m. As always, the public is warmly invited to both the opening reception and the holiday party.

In the upstairs galleries are the works of Rachel Miller in the Spotlight Gallery and a special showing of Avon artist Joe Hoke and Granby artist Sally Sargent Markey.

Rachel Miller is exhibiting sculptural pieces made from handmade paper and mixed media. The title of her show is Wall Flower, Studies in Lyrical Form. Rachel has a fascination with undulating, sinuous line, form and texture. She finds inspiration in the forms found in landscapes and nature and this particular show focuses on flowers.

The main upstairs gallery is featuring the work of artists Joe Hoke and Sally Sargent Markey and the title of their show is Light, Wind and Texture: Two Views. Joe Hoke is showing landscape paintings done in acrylic. His goal is to capture the atmosphere of a scene rather than a tight depiction. His paintings deal with subjects such as the look just after the rain stops, a foggy day in the hills or sun breaking through and illuminating part of a landscape. Sally Sargent Markey’s watercolor paintings are mostly representational, including local scenery and close up views of things from nature. Light and shadow describe form and also add texture and rhythm to the painting’s surface. In her more abstract work she uses real objects to suggest symbols, mood and deeper meaning.

Joe Hoke: Catskill Mountains Touch the Sky

The annual Holiday Art Market is set up differently from other shows at the gallery. In the Main gallery work on display includes a very wide variety of arts and crafts. All of the work in the show is original, unique and hand crafted in a broad range of media and techniques including ceramics, wooden items, jewelry, fiber arts, small paintings and photography.

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