Canton Artists' Guild: January 2009

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Opening Scenes - Members' New Work - January 2, 2009

works by Felix Bronner, Shirley Mae Neu, and Tom Rickis

The Canton Artists' Guild celebrated the new year at the Gallery on the Green with an opening for three shows: Members' New Work in the downstairs gallery, Eda Easton in the upstairs Gallery, and Mari Skarp in the Spotlight Gallery. All three shows will run through February 1, 2009.

Tom & Bev

Steve Wilson

Bev & Joe

Eda Easton in the Upstairs Gallery

Eda Easton's show in the Upstairs Gallery is an outstanding compilation of her sculptures and drawings. Her work challenges the viewer to fill the voids in the space of her sculptures and drawings to appreciate how the partial expression can indicate and represent the entirety.

Mari Skarp

In the Spotlight Gallery, Mari Skarp explores time and memory in a series of assemblage sculptures that evoke feelings of longing and beauty.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Suzan Scott Exhibition News

Suzan Scott, accomplished artist and member of the Canton Artists' Guild, is showing her work at the new Cambridge House Brew Pub in the old Mertz Building on Main Street in Torrington, CT.

The work on exhibit is part of The Weather Project: Storm Series, based on thunderstorms observed in the state on August 7, 2008.  The exhibition will run through January 31, 2009.

Tom Rickis Exhibition News

Canton resident Tom Rickis has won acceptance into the 2008 Fall/Winter show hosted by The American Juried Art Salon. The art jury consisted of gallery owners, directors, and art educators from throughout the United States.

The title of his accepted work is Rhythmic Motion, a watercolor.

Rickis considers himself an impressionist landscape painter who tends toward minimalism.

The artist holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Connecticut State University. He also attended the University of Connecticut and the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford.

He participates in several juried shows throughout Connecticut and has shown his work in several galleries. His paintings and photographs are in private collections throughout the United States.

He is a member of the Connecticut Watercolor Society, Canton Artists’ Guild, West Hartford Art League, Lyme Art Association, Real Art Ways and the Simsbury Camera Club.