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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Reception for three shows Saturday evening at Gallery on the Green in Canton

Gallery on the Green
Corner of Dowd and Route 44, Canton, (860) 693-4102
Annual Members' New Work Exhibition
Kathleen Borkowski: Branching Lines
Suzanne Levy
Jan. 11—Feb. 10, 2013.
Opening Reception: Sat., Jan. 12, 6—9 p.m.

Press release from Gallery on the Green

From Jan. 11 through Feb. 10, 2013, the Canton Artists' Guild will be hosting three exhibitions at the Gallery on the Green. The public is warmly invited to the Opening Reception Saturday evening, Jan. 12, from 6—9 p.m.

The Annual Members' New Work Exhibition (1st floor Main Gallery) showcases recently completed work of the Guild's members in a variety of media including painting, drawing, photography and sculpture.

The “Upstairs” gallery will showcase Suzanne Levy, an abstract artist who uses color, shape, and movement to create artwork bursting with energy. Levy's paintings are sheer abstraction with precise elements appearing amid the chaos. With the use of such artistic tools as palette knives and brushes she presents art for contemplation and personal interpretation. Large canvases dominate this series while smaller works join with a common thread of pattern and color.

Suzanne Levy: "Yellow Trees"

In the 2nd floor “Spotlight” Gallery, Kathleen Borkowski’s exhibition Branching Lines: An exploration in divergent calligraphy on the theme of Branches.

Borkowski says:

I’m an artist whose joy comes with turning thought into substance through the mystic art called writing. I never seem to tire of putting word and image together and letters find their way into most of my work.

During this study, I gave myself a goal of creating 100 drawings and paintings on the theme of branches. Along the way I got sidetracked designing my own alphabet based on the marks left behind on dead branches from the beetle called Dendroctonus, which means "tree killer". In the end, I finished about 30 pieces and created an original alphabet.

Most of my artwork is on paper with paint, ink, metal pens and brushes, but I also enjoy photography, silkscreen, and jewelry making. In 2012, I explored painting on silk and created 120-plus hand painted and dyed silk scarves, many of which contained secret messages written with the magic symbols we call The Alphabet.

art by Kathleen Borkowski

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