Heather Scofield’s “Sans Walls” Exhibit Opens July 29 in Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery … Reception July 29 – 12 to 2pm

A dazzling new collection of New England landscapes by noted artist Heather Scofield will be on display at the Gunn Memorial Library’s Stairwell Gallery in Washington, CT from July 29 through September 9.   There will be an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, July 29 from 12 to 2 PM.

Scofield’s paintings have been described as kinetic and bold, vibrating with color and movement. “I love to apply color thickly,” she says. “I’m not afraid to break aesthetic conventions.” Her influences include the Impressionists as well as Thomas Hart Benton and Charles Burchfield.

Even though Scofield grew up in an urban/suburban setting near Cleveland, Ohio her paintings are mostly of rural areas in Connecticut and Maine where she has lived for 20 years. “The landscapes I am intrigued by are full of color and light, of lines and shadows and of sky,” she points out. “I am especially drawn to the sculptural shapes and lines and varied colors of all trees.”

This exhibit may be viewed during library hours. For further information please call (860) 868-7586 or email gunndevelopment@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.

 

 

Next Up:  “Fabric Meditations”  –  Angela Liptack, Fiber Artist

This exhibition will be starting on September 16 and will run through October 28, 2017 – The Artist’s Reception & Talk will be on  October 14, 2017 (12-2pm).

“You completely transformed the fabric and in a way that really made it something else. It struck me as really innovative and singular.” 

Kelly Baum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Curator of Contemporary Art

Angela Suter Liptack creates intricately detailed fiber art. Hailing from a family of accomplished artists, Angela’s experimentations with fabric began with a teenage interest in clothing design and construction. As an adult, her passion for the artistry of traditional, functional quilts led to experimentation with more free-form uses of fabric. For the past seven years, she has focused her energy on creating loosely representational art, intended to expressively depict scenes, concepts, and moods. Drawing, watercolor, and fiber art classes inform her work, but she is largely self-taught; her designs and production methods are her own.

An associate director at a historic house museum by day, Angela has an understanding of the vulnerability of fiber art.  She uses high-quality textiles, some of which she paints using acrylics, and she individually crafts each piece using only needle and thread. All works are mounted on ph-neutral materials and presented behind Tru-Vue® Conservation Clear® glass. Many of her pieces feature custom-made, reclaimed wood frames.

Angela’s award-wining fiber art has hung at juried art exhibitions in Greenwich, Mystic, Rowayton, and Ridgefield, CT, as well as in Mamaroneck, NY, and has appeared in two-woman and group shows at Rose Gallery Fine Art in Hudson, NY. She is a member of the Greenwich Art Society and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists and is an exhibiting member of the Rowayton Arts Center. She lives in Ridgefield, CT.

This exhibit may be viewed during library hours. For further information please call (860) 868-7586 or email gunndevelopment@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.