Current Exhibit- June 30 – August 11, 2018 – ” Impressions of Nature”
A new collection of paintings by Oxford artist Angelo Perrone featuring the changing seasons of New England will be on display at the Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery from June 30 through August 11.
While Perrone has been painting in mixed media for over 60 years, he is constantly searching for new ways to celebrate his love of natural beauty. Much of the new collection called “Impressions of Nature” is more modern in nature with brush strokes that are oriental in flavor stemming from his much acclaimed ability as a calligraphist.
Perrone grew up in Harlem and graduated from Cooper Union Art School. He won a scholarship to study painting at Oxford University in England and pursued a career as a book designer and art director at Reader’s Digest where he worked for 38 years. He has had several solo shows and his paintings are in private collections throughout the US and Europe.
Next Exhibit- August 18 – September 27, 2018 – ” The Chief Bigfoot Memorial Ride: Wounded Knee 1990″
Washington Photographer Philip Dutton’s dramatic photos document The Chief Bigfoot Memorial Ride of 1990, a momentous event that helped commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Massacre at Wounded Knee Creek. His work will be on display at the Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery in Washington from August 18 through September 29.
Dutton is a commercial and documentary photographer as well as a member of the International Cinematographers Guild. He is a graduate of The Gunnery and the University of California.
“The Wounded Knee Massacre of December 29,1890 represented the last major military operation by the US Government in its long, pernicious effort to subdue the Native American People,” explains Dutton. “Approximately 150 Lakota (Sioux) men, women and children died at the hands of the 7th Cavalry that day.”
In late 1990, along with his friend Hilary Cousins, a fellow grad from the Gunnery Class of ’81, Dutton traveled to Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to document events surrounding the 100th anniversary of the massacre. “This was a deeply moving experience,” says Dutton. “One of the riders who braved the minus-30 temperatures with his two daughters said ‘It’s about never forgetting what happened. And it’s also about healing. It was a terrible thing and they were hunted down. But we are still here The Lakota are still here….’”