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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Art openings this Sunday

Silvermine Guild Art Center
1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, (203) 966-9700
Jane Ingram: Black Is Color
Through Mar. 9, 2008
Opening reception: Sun., Feb. 10, 2 p.m.

Press release

"The gift of paying attention is the capacity for delight." In this one person show, opening at the Silvermine Guild Arts Center Feb. 10, the artist invites the viewer to be part of the creativity and introduces the onlooker to a new way of thinking: Black is Color. An exhibition of monoprints, the viewer focuses on the image itself and the spirit which exists in them. Jane Ingram's work is about light, spatial relationship and movement; she feels that black and white images "are more pure, more direct without the distraction which can occur with color."

A new resident of Ridgefield, Connecticut, Ingram did not have the experience of an art education until she became an empty nester and took her first art course at Silvermine, "Absolute and Utter Beginner" with Clare Garcia. This first course set her on her artistic path where she discovered that she needed to paint. "It was just something I needed to do," said Ingram. Since then, Jane has become a Silvermine Guild Artist member in 1999 and an Aldrich Museum Emerging Artist by 2000. Her work has been printed and reviewed in Art New England and has been shown in many regional shows including Emerging Artists with the Aldrich Museum; Art of the Northeast at Silvermine Guild Arts Center; Northern Westchester Center of the Arts and New Art Annuals at the Stamford Museum/Nature Center. Ingram also actively participates in group shows at Silvermine Guild Arts Center, Pen and Brush Club in New York City, Mamaroneck Artists Guild and the Rowayton Arts Center.

"I am an experimental artist who loves to play with the materials, always looking for something different to find solutions," says Ingram. In this show, hints of the representational, rich black abstract shapes contrast with delicate textured shapes. Carefully placed forms and textures define tension within the work, which has evolved from the landscape tradition. These monoprints are original, one of a kind works of art. There will be no reproductions of the image. The monoprint is the painter's printing process and is a careful, but yet spontaneous, method of working which suits the artist's love of experimentation and continual exploration.

All are invited to the Opening Reception on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. Jane Ingram will speak about her work at the Fri., Feb. 15, Walk & Talk at the Silvermine Galleries. The exhibit runs through March 9.


The Picture Framer Artshack Gallery
96 Elm St., Hartford, (203) 272-2500
Grady Hearn
Feb., 2008
Opening reception: Sun., Feb. 10, 4—7 p.m.

Press release

During the month of February, the Picture Framer's Artshack Gallery will feature drawings by CHS student, Grady Hearn.

Hearn, a junior at Cheshire High School, combines his interest in drawing and cartooning with his knowledge of the computer. The drawings featured in this exhibit were drawn in ink, using pigma micron pens, then scanned and colored brightly in Photoshop. The slightly macabre subject matter is made playful by the bright, cheery colors. Framed pieces as well as prints will be for sale

An artist reception is planned for Sunday Feb. 10 from 4 to 7. This reception is free and open to the public. Snow date Feb. 24.


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