Old Saybrook, CT- Gallery One, located at 665 Boston Post Road in Old Saybrook, will present a Group Exhibition, on view from June 19 through August 12, with a reception to meet the artists on Friday, June 29 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Featured artists include Elizabeth Boyd, Denise Gaffney Hartz, Margaret Kangley, Diana Rogers and guest artists Corina Alvarezdelugo and Hillary Seltzer.
Although Elizabeth Boyd is supremely adept in both representational and abstract work, she is exhibiting acrylic, watercolor and pastel still lifes. She finds that working literally and abstractly reinforces each discipline and benefits the viewer’s experience. She has had work in exhibitions throughout Connecticut, such as the Cooley Gallery in Old Lyme and the Wadsworth Atheneum. Boyd has received numerous awards including several Best in Show and Purchase Prizes.
Denise Gaffney Hartz, who has been an artist for 37 years, creates atmospheric mindscapes inhabited by basic and essential elements. Her abstractions of the last 20 years have been in exhibitions around New England including group shows in college and university galleries and museums such as the New Britain Museum, Slater Memorial Museum and Lyman Allyn Museum.
Margaret Kangley’s oil paintings are symbolic still lifes on a wide range of themes, often involving a dramatic change in scale. Alongside Kangley’s dedication to her painting, she has pursued an award-winning career in art education, teaching high school art and as an adjunct professor at Wesleyan University.
Diana Rogers’ pastel landscapes arise from a deep respect for nature and concern for the rapid loss of pristine environs. The colorful bounty of nature is reflected in her choice of medium–the pure intense pigments available in pastels. She has exhibited in regional, national and international exhibitions and received awards in several of them, including Best Pastel from the Mystic Art Center. Rogers is also on the board of the Connecticut Pastel Society.
Venezuela-born Branford resident sculptor and mixed media painter, Corina Alvarezdelugo, is a Guest Artist in this exhibition. In her minimalist works, she focuses on the essence of an object, mood, feeling, person or place using the circle and the sphere. Alvarezdelugo has shown her work in Venezuela, the Caribbean, and the United States, specifically Arizona, Pennsylvania, New York City, Massachusetts and Connecticut, receiving a number of awards.
Hillary Seltzer, also a Guest Artist, paints intuitively, exploring the familiar–still life, landscape, the figure and memory–in her layered works on paper incorporating collage and photo transfer. Formal training in both graphic and textile design influence her work. As well as being a fine artist herself, with work in private collections and group exhibitions in Connecticut and Rhode Island, she has been a strong supporter of local and regional artists as the founder and former owner of Central Gallery in Old Saybrook.
Gallery One’s Group Exhibition opens Tuesday, June 19th and runs through August 12th. There will be a reception on Friday, June 29th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm and Sunday, noon to 5:00 pm. Please call (860) 388-0907 or visit www.galleryonect.com for additional information.
Gallery One, Old Saybrook, Connecticut, is a co-operative gallery showing the work of mid-career artists working in a wide variety of media and styles from representational to abstract in photography, printmaking, painting, sculpture and ceramics. Gallery One was founded in 2003 and currently shares space with the Clayhouse, Old Saybrook Shopping Center, 665 Boston Post Road at Elm Street.