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Monday, March 18, 2013

Saturday reception at Gallery on the Green in Canton

Gallery on the Green
Corner of Dowd and Route 44, Canton, (860) 693-4102
Word Art Show
Deborah Sacks: Cats, Etc.
Jim Koplar
Mar. 22—Apr. 21, 2013.
Opening Reception: Sat., Mar. 23, 6—9 p.m.
Evening of Readings: Sat., Apr. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Press release from Gallery on the Green

The Gallery on the Green in Canton presents the eagerly awaited Word Art Show running from Mar. 22—Apr. 21. In the fall of 2003, the Canton Artists’ Guild and the Writer’s Asylum joined forces to present the very first Word-Art Show at Gallery on the Green. Since then, this exciting and thought provoking show has become a biennial event.

The concept of the show is to explore the synergy between writing and the visual arts. Writers and artists collaborate with each other, and the visual artist creates a work of art in their choice of medium that is inspired by the written work. The show may also include paintings or sculpture that incorporate letters or text in the piece. This is a unique show that you will not want to miss. There will be an opening reception on Sat., Mar. 23, from 6—9 p.m. There will also be an evening of readings on Sat., Apr. 13, starting at 7:30 pm. Writers will recite their pieces while the audience views the corresponding art work. The public is warmly invited to both of these events. There is a handicapped access entrance to the Main (lower) gallery.

Jane Irene Johnson: "Grief"

Also showing at the same time are two new exhibits: Jim Koplar in the Spotlight Gallery and Deborah Sacks in the Upstairs gallery. Deborah’s show is entitled Cats, Etc.. Besides cats, her subject matter includes birds, natural objects and the human figure. Sacks concentrates in various methods of printmaking using steel plates, solar plates, linoleum blocks and digital prints. The prints are often further enhanced with pastels, charcoal or paint. Her images are mostly representational but also include the highly decorative use of color, pattern and design.

Collinsville artist Jim Koplar is showing recent work that reflects a mood of stillness and contemplation. Most of the work is done in pastels in his signature style that has been emerging over the years. He focuses on local subject matter which includes landscape, seascape and still life.

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