On Thursday December 7th, from 5 to 7 pm, the Harding House Bed and Breakfast hosted a lovely wine and cheese reception for photographer John Heyman, and myself.
Back in the spring, the owners of the Harding House selected artwork through the Cambridge Arts Council in order to install a year-long show in their reception area, living room, and dining room. Our artwork will remain up until June 2018 and is being shown on a rental arrangement at the Harding House.
Here are some pictures of our event! We were honored to have Mario Santiago with us, who played acoustic and classical style guitar for our event, enjoyed by some of our 40+ guests who dropped by.
The Harding House is located at 288 Harvard St., Cambridge. If you are local and you're interested in seeing the show, you can drop by during the day anytime, there is always someone at the reception desk. If you are interested in any of the pieces, you'll find a booklet on the coffee table in the living room that lists John's and my work and the price list.
If you are not local and are interested in any of these pieces, please contact me and I can help you. Thank you!
My family and I went to see this great show on Cape Cod at the Heritage Museum and Gardens, Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views.
This show brought me the pleasure of seeing the work of two artists whom I've admired but whose work I had not yet seen in person: Wolf Kahn and April Gornick, both living contemporary artists who love landscape painting, as I do, and who have contributed many many works to the canon of American landscape painting of the 20th and now 21st century.
This piece by Wolf Kahn, Pond and Pine Trees, #2 is just sumptuous! I love the way Kahn uses color and application. Sometimes his paint looks transparent and brushy, and other times it is applied thickly and seemingly spontaneously. The colors are really successful in creating a feeling of mystery and light. It was a delight to see his work in person and to spend lots of time taking it in. He's based in Vermont and themes of forests and fields are a favorite in a lot in his paintings.
These are two details of Wolf Kahn's painting.
This painting by April Gornick, entitled Approaching Night, is just breathtaking. This piece is one of, if not the largest, pieces in the show. It feels very epic and monumental, almost like you climbed this mountain partially and then stood in awe of the glorious sky. The cloud formation is weird, angular and unusual, and made me wonder if it really appeared that way when Gornick saw it. I love the bright pink-coral color between the crests of the hill, and the stark contrast of the dark shape in the foreground juxtaposed against the soft sky.
I highly recommend this show as a whole, and it is in such a gorgeous setting of meandering gardens at this special place. Go check it out if you can! The show closes October 9th, so there is still time to see it if you haven't already!
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