New Stuff, the latest collection of work to come from local artist Gary Greene, will be exhibited throughout the month of October in the Louise Gallery at Mulberry Art Studios. The public is invited to come out and meet the artist at a First Friday Reception on October 7th from 5pm until 8pm. Regular gallery hours are held from 10am until 4pm on weekdays with evenings and weekends available upon request.
New Stuff is exactly what it claims to be, a collection of "new stuff"- watercolors, to be exact- from Ephrata artist Gary Greene. Most of these pieces were painted en plein air, some on beautiful handmade papers. These nature inspired works come from his travels through Pennsylvania, Virginia and Florida. Many were created from gary's love of returning to a familiar location again and again. Such experiences are similar to those of Theodore Rousseau, one of Gary's favorite Barbizon School painters, who enjoyed repeated painting trips into the Forest of Fountaineblue, south of Paris. This quote from Australian artist, Robert Wade, characterizes these stimulating experiences for Gary, "Perceptive observation is seeing with your brain... feeling with your eyes... interpreting with your heart."
Sam Beitzel: As I See It
As I See It, an exhibit of fine art photography from Sam Beitzel, will be shown throughout the month of October in the North Gallery of Mulberry Art Studios. The public is invited to a First Friday Opening Reception from 5pm until 8pm on October 7.
As I See It is a collection of digital photographs captured in and around Lancaster as well as Florida, New Jersey and Delaware. "For me, these images all speak to the viewer; some shout, others whisper but they all communicate some feeling or emotion" says Beitzel. "The subjects are ordinary and the scenes are common; what gives these photographs a voice is simply the way I see it."
Sam has exhibited his fine art photography at Mulberry Art Studios, Annex 24 Gallery, and Garth Gallery. His work appears regularly at various locations during the Spring and Fall Art Walks in Lancaster . In 2010, his image titled “Red Brick Twilight” was accepted at the Lancaster Summer Arts Festival Juried Photography Show. Most recently his black and white print titled “Introspect” was accepted into the National Juried Exhibition held by the Lancaster County Art Association. Sam is a member of the Lancaster County Art Association and the Lancaster Camera Club. His images have earned several ribbons at Camera Club competitions.
Paul Lambert: Paper Light & Shadow
Paper Light & Shadow, is the newest collection of lighted paper sculpture installations to come from the creative mind of local artist Paul Lambert. The exhibition will be displayed at Mulberry Art Studios throughout the months of September and October, and opens with a First Friday Reception from 5pm-8pm on September 2nd. An October 7th First Friday Reception is also planned from 5-8pm.
Paul was drawn to this particular medium during a trip to the Corning Museum of Glass a few years ago. While the glasswork was fascinating, he was even more intrigued by the play of light and shadow. "The ability of glass to filter light and create shadows of shape, color and motion on surrounding surfaces was amazing" comments Paul. He was immediately inspired. Since Paul is not a glass-blower and did not have the resources to begin experimenting with glass at that moment, he had to get creative. He found that he could take the idea of very simple materials and presentation methods to create three dimensional sculptures. "I had a supply of various paper types at home and could certainly spring for some more without creating my own financial crisis" says Paul. Paper Light & Shadow was born.
Paul first exhibition of paper installations, also titled Paper Light & Shadow, opened in August 2009 and was very well received. It included pieces such as a sizeable installation in which separate wall mounted paper panels created a composite shadow on the wall and floor, and another piece which was a series of large lanterns that can be stacked and restacked to change the light and shadow images.