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Making Our Mark / Ron Rosenstock's New Sunday Night Photography Group

Art - Exhibit

Saturday, April 7, 2018
5:00 PM-8:00 PM

Sprinkler Factory
38 Harlow Street
Worcester, MA 01605
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First Saturdays and Gallery 1 at The Sprinkler Factory present:

Making Our Mark

Opening Reception: Saturday April 7th, 5-8pm
Open Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm
Closing Reception: Sunday April 29th, 1-4pm

Participating Artists:

Cindy Crimmin
Catherine Meeks
Maryanne Mullett
Dave Kaphammer
Diane Sawyer
Janet Schwartz

Six Artists Make their Mark at the Sprinkler Factory

WORCESTER, MA - Making Our Mark, an exhibition of work by six New England artists will be on view from April 7  29, 2018 at The Sprinkler Factory, 38 Harlow St. Worcester, MA 01605. A Public Reception will be held on Saturday, April 7 from 5:00  8:00 pm, with live music by jazz trio Too Human, and light refreshments.
While the artists share a love of landscape and many of the same materials, their use of color, form, and mark-making is both distinctive and powerful. Through their art the artists may also tell a story, make a statement, or share a perspective that is uniquely their own. The result is an exhibition rich in contrast and connection.

Crimmin capitalizes on a looser hand and an interest in value to capture the qualities of water in the landscape. Many of her images focus on the interplay of reflected light, translucence and wave patterns as water moves over land masses or crashes on the beach. Her efforts to simplify her compositions allow her options for abstracting a traditional landscape without losing the connection to her subject matter.

Kaphammer is focused on the abstract patterns created by reflections and movement of water. In this exhibit, he is also exploring tractors and trucks left to rust and become part of the landscape. These themes are tied together through his depiction of light and shadow, and energetic mark-making.

Meeks work reflects a lifelong love affair with the landscape, including the mostly rural New England vista that is a part of her everyday life. Recently, shes been developing a series of paintings with an urban, architectural feel. Her aim is to convey a feeling of connection and tranquility.

Mullett prefers a tighter, more precise technique. She chooses to paint her subjects close-up, studying shapes, value, and hues and how they relate to one another to form a strong visual expression. Luminous fruits and vegetables are a subject she often revisits with exploration into texture, light and shadow.

Sawyer plays with shape and reflection, capturing light and luminescence in the sky, water, and landscape. Her aerial images portray our world from a radically different perspective and raise questions about what we value and how we have chosen to live on our increasingly fragile planet earth.

Schwartz has developed an extensive and singular body of work focused on urban and highway landscapes. A cross between contemporary realism, impressionism and abstraction, her pastels and oil paintings often give the viewer a glimpse through the lens of a windshield, blurring and distorting the sharp reality of the world outside.

The show will be open Saturdays and Sundays 1 - 4pm and by appointment and is free to the public. A closing reception will be held on April 29th, between 1 - 4pm.


First Saturdays and Gallery 2 at The Sprinkler Factory present:

Ron Rosenstock's New Sunday Night Photography Group

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 7th, 5-8pm
Open Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, April 29th, 1-4pm

Participating Artists:

Judy Billman
Jack Casey
Stephen Cioffari
Karen Clickner
Paul Goodwin
Phil Grzyb
Sherry Horeanopolous
Stewart Simberg
Robert Steffen
Corinne Walker
Roma Wilk

The concept of a Sunday Night Group meeting of photographers began with M.I.T. Creative Photography teacher, Minor White. White held monthly meetings for area photographers at his home in Arlington, Massachusetts. Group members shared current work and thoughtfully responded to the photographs of fellow members.

Ron attended these meetings in 1967. When he moved to the Worcester area in 1970, he continued the tradition by establishing his own Sunday Night Group.

Current group members are working professionals, mostly in areas other than photography. They are brought together by their passion for seeing photographically and their commitment to the craft of photography. They meet monthly at Rons studio in Holden.

Cost: FREE! Donations Welcome!

Suggested Audiences:Adult, College

Website: http://www.sprinklerfactory.com/exhibitions-2018.html

Last Modified: February 21, 2018 at 9:10 PM

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