Current Exhibit-– March 2 through April 13, 2019 – “Reverse Glass Paintings” by Ron Crowcroft

Experimenting with a centuries-old technique once used by fine artists and goldsmiths, Connecticut painter, Ron Crowcroft, has created a bold new collection of colorful abstracts, on display at the Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery in Washington from March 2 through April 13. There will be an opening reception at the library’s Wykeham Room on Saturday, March 2 from 12 to 2 PM.

“Simply stated, paint is applied to one side of the glass, but viewed from the other,” explains Crowcroft who came to Connecticut from his native England nearly forty years ago. “There is a reverse glass portrait of George Washington on view at The New Britain Museum of American Art. I first came across this process through my interest in the work of Wassily Kandinsky who made many paintings using this method. It immediately appealed to me as I enjoy using non-traditional surfaces to paint on.”

Besides painting, Crowcroft works in a wide variety of media including drawing, sculpture and photography as well as performance art, video, electronic music, poetry and humor. His work can be viewed at roncrowcroft.com.

 

Next Exhibit-April 10  through June 1, 2019 – “No Boundaries” by Chandra Rogers

Chandra Rogers is a local artist currently residing in Litchfield County with her husband and two children.  Her work has been strongly inspired by the natural beauty she finds in her local surroundings and the drive to capture a moment in time through creative use of light, color, and a spirited painterly brushstroke.  Her subjects have included landscapes, animals, still life’s, and portraiture work with the goal of capturing the spirit of her subjects or simply catching the beauty or emotion of a stolen moment. Chandra has expanded her technical skills through private mentoring under renowned local artists, attending various workshops, and attending classes at the Washington Art Association.  Chandra’s works have been displayed in various juried shows throughout Connecticut, receiving numerous Awards of Excellence.  Chandra is currently a member of the Washington Art Association and the Kent Art Association.

For further information, please call (860) 868-7586 or email gunnstaff@biblio.org. The Gunn Memorial Library is located at 5 Wykeham Road at the juncture of Route 47 opposite the Green in Washington, CT. For library hours and to learn more about Gunn’s programs and events visit gunnlibrary.org.