By Sue Stovall
“From Fox Hill Road,” oil painting by Robert Trondsen at Mark Gruber Gallery
September is a bridge linking the end of summer to the first calls of autumn—a time of renewed vitality and eagerness. Nature begins its yearly ritual of dressing itself up in extravagant colors that bring people from everywhere to our area. The galleries, museums and artspaces of the region also take an enthusiastic leap forward. This is one of the best times of the year to go gallery hopping and skip into new, wonderful worlds as seen though the eyes of an array of very talented artists.
One of the few artists who epitomize the traditional values of the Hudson River School in a contemporary way is Robert Trondsen. You can view his most recent paintings in his one-man show at the Mark Gruber Gallery. Robert Trondsen—Recent Paintings runs through October 18. Don’t miss it.
The romance and grandeur of the Hudson River style are readily apparent in the paintings of Robert Trondsen. He takes his inspiration from the ethereal moods of the tonalists. His landscapes are luminous and expansive. Clarity of vision alternates with atmospheric renderings in back-lit images of the region. Rich, vibrant landscapes and the famous skies are at once lustrous yet crisp, when touched by the hand of this visionary artist.
The Mark Gruber Gallery is located in the New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz, NY. Gallery hours are Monday from 11 am to 5:30 pm; Tuesday through Friday from 10 am through 5:30 pm; Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from noon to 4 pm. For more information, please contact Mark Gruber at 845 255 1241.
The Gallery at R&F is having yet another wonderful show, Bitter Lesson—a solo exhibition of the work of Tatana Kellner. It will be on display until September 30.
Tatana Kellner is interested in how history impacts our lives and affects who we are. From early projects which explore her parents’ experiences as Holocaust survivors, to a memorial piece for the victims of September 11, to her recent politically inspired work, Kellner continues to examine human behavior, the cycle of life and death, and the cultural materials and markers that shape our lives.
The series of mixed media works on paper presented in Bitter Lesson focus on the transmission of history and memory, emphasizing the gaps between factual history, family history and taught history. These works are a meditation on our inability to somber reflection on the fragility of life and the inevitability of loss. The pieces in this current show are a collective comment on the absurdities of the world, contemporary politics and the ephemeral nature of our existence, while paying tribute to the tenacity of the human spirit.
Kellner is a recipient of numerous grants and awards, including Individual Fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Photographers’ Fellowships from the Center for Photography at Woodstock, Individual Fellowship from the Empire State Crafts Alliance, the Ruth Chenven Foundation, and most recently, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. She has been Artist-in-Residence at the Visual Studies Workshop, The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, The Banff Centre for the Arts, the Saltonstall Art Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, School 33 in Baltimore and Prints and Progress in Philadelphia. Kellner is a founding member and Artistic Director of Women’s Studio Workshop, an artists’ workspace in Rosendale, NY.
The gallery space is housed within the factory of R&F Handmade Paints, which is one of the few manufacturers of encaustic paint in the world. R&F Handmade Paints is located at 84 Ten Broeck Avenue in Kingston, New York. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. For further information, call 845 331 3112.
“Lower Broadway, Rainy Night,” gouache by Lisbeth Firmin at Windham Fine Arts
On September 2, Windham Fine Arts will open Town & Country, featuring the work of Anthony Brownbill, Michael Fauerbach, Lisbeth Firmin and Seth Nadel. This show highlighting the contrast between city life and country life is something many who frequent Windham Fine Arts will relate to.
Anthony Brownbill returns to Windham Fine Arts with a whole new series of his architectural landscapes emblazoned by his unusual sense of color. Sometimes subtle, sometimes electric, Brownbill’s unexpected use of color gives ordinary objects a life of their own. Whether working in oil, sepia ink or watercolor, his patient observations come through as he works to convey a moment in time. He started drawing and painting on the island of St. Maarten in the Dutch West Indies. In 1991 he received grants to study at the prestigious Scottsdale Artists’ School in Scottsdale, Arizona. The same year, at a workshop in upstate New York, he fell in love with the local landscape. This prompted his relocation to New York and study at the New York Studio School. Now he splits his time between painting in Santa Fe, New Mexico and New York.
Michael Fauerbach has been influenced in subject matter by where he has lived or visited frequently. For many years and through somewhat different painting approaches, his paintings are a chronicle of what he has seen and where he has been. Having painted the evolving Jersey City area for some time, his painting now focuses on the Catskill Region and its trove of old, mostly farm-related structures. For the last few years, his love and interest in the area has led him to focus on this region in his work.
Lisbeth Firmin works within the long tradition of American realism, but her work is far from traditional. Her paintings and monotypes explore the relationship between people and their urban environment, depicting contemporary life and the sometimes alienated place that we occupy in it. Her goal is to compel the viewer to relate on an emotional level to the specific moment in time that is being represented, thus psychologically entering into the painting itself. For over three decades, Firmin’s work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and institutions internationally and her work is part of several major public collections
Seth Nadel developed a love of nature through a formal classical art education at the Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture in New York City. He likes to paint directly from his subject, both on site and in the studio. Nadel moved to the Hudson Valley so he could concentrate on painting figures and landscapes. Nadel’s work depicts both the urban and rural landscape of the Hudson Valley and the beautiful Catskill Region. His landscapes emanate a very classical feel with his rich palette and somewhat dramatic composition, contrasted by his very energetic brushstrokes. When applied to cityscapes, Nadel’s stylistic tendencies make for vibrant paintings that capture the energy exuded by an urban setting. He has exhibited in many group and solo exhibitions across the country and has received numerous awards.
Town & Country runs through October 2. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 2, from 5 to 7 pm.
Windham Fine Arts is located at 5380 Main Street, Windham, NY. Gallery hours are Friday through Monday from 11 am to 5 pm. Call the gallery for more information 518 734 6850 or check the Web at www.windhamfinearts.com.
“Everything Purple,” acrylic and oil on canvas by Sarah Berney at Carrie Haddad Gallery
Carrie Haddad Gallery is having a spectacular show titled Threesome, with new paintings by Sarah Berney and Judith Lamb and sculpture by Joe Wheaton. The exhibit will runs through September 17.
Sarah Berney’s new body of work, The Everything Colors, refers to the principles of String Theory, also called The Everything Theory. It takes six vibrations to make one ring in the String Theory. Each painting represents the essence of its color with adjoining panels, or flickers, showing how the vibrations together create a white light. All six colors in the spectrum are represented in this body of work. All of this is not to say that Ms. Berney’s work is dry and scientific, her paintings are sensuous, luscious and layered in mystery.
Judith Lamb, a New Yorker who moved to Delaware County in the early 1980’s, has been painting her entire life. After experimenting with different styles of painting, she discovered that still life was the perfect vehicle for her temperament. Her paintings have been accurately described as “…masterfully capturing the very real but usually overlooked vitality that her subjects hold. Ms. Lamb’s paintings are much more than thoughtful renderings of inanimate objects; they are careful studies of what lies beneath what the eye perceives.”
Joe Wheaton’s sculpture in steel, brass and marble is self-described as familiar yet strange, beautiful yet menacing, threatening yet delicate. He states, “Reaching and solid, my work traverses many contradictions. As in life, beautiful lines have sharp edges; precarious forms balance with great certainty yet, are vulnerable to nature’s menacing ways. I am interested in using recognizable materials and relationships in configurations that will serve to re-evaluate how one perceives what might at first seem obvious. Dark forms stand in front of their ever-changing shadows. Lines motion and engage, but are like life, elusive and mysterious.”
Carrie Haddad Gallery is located at 622 Warren Street in Hudson, NY. Gallery hours are Thursday through Tuesday from 11 am to 5 pm, closed on Wednesdays. For more information please call 518 828 1915 or visit them online at www.carriehaddadgallery.com.
The Chace-Randall Gallery is presenting Of Line and Light, featuring new works by Michael Fauerbach and Jenny Nelson, through October 1. Subtleties of line and light are the essence of this distinctive exhibition of abstract and landscape painting. Working in acrylic on paper, Michael Fauerbach at once captures the seeming lost integrity of many tumbledown Catskill Mountain barns and sheds, as well as the well worn nature of those still of purpose and respect. Jenny Nelson renders subtle layers of greens, grays and blues—flawless touches of yellow and seamless patches of translucency and light in oil on canvas. The common denominator that unites these two artists is mastery of line.
“Although my early artistic training was focused on the classical and representational, it has always been my natural instinct to depict my surroundings in abstract forms,” said Ms. Nelson. “Most of the paintings evolve as a subconscious reaction to places I have been or the spaces I have encountered or lived in throughout my life.”
Painting by Michael Fauerbach at The Chace-Randall Gallery
Nelson grew up in the northeastern corner of Connecticut. She attended Maine College of Art in Portland, ME, and graduated with a BFA from Bard College, where she received a scholarship to the Lacoste School of the Arts in France. For the past 12 years she has been living and working in Woodstock NY, including a 2004 artist residency at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony in Woodstock. Her work has been shown widely in New England and the Hudson Valley.
Denver resident Michael Fauerbach began his painting career in New York City, gravitating to old abandoned buildings in the Bronx as his subject matter—much in the same way that he is drawn to the abandoned barns and outbuildings in the Catskill Region. He studied painting, printmaking and illustration at the School of Visual Arts, NYC, in the early sixties and began exhibiting his realist paintings in NYC shortly thereafter. His exhibition history includes the NoHo Gallery, NYC; Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and The Catskill Center Erpf Gallery, Arkville, among others. He is collected by Robert Wood Johnson Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ, and the Purchase Dean Library Collection of Rutgers University, as well as many private collections.
“The work of Michael Fauerbach and Jenny Nelson pairs so perfectly, as do their individual standings as well respected artists painting in the Catskill Region today,” said Chace-Randall Gallery owner/director, Zoe Randall. “A client of the gallery recently told me that Jenny is the ‘belle of the ball’ in Woodstock. The ball continues in Andes.”
The Chace-Randall Gallery is located at 49 Main Street in Andes, NY. Summer gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday and holiday Mondays from 11 am to 5 pm and by appointment. For more information please call 845 676 4901 or visit www.chacerandallgallery.com.
I wanted to give everyone the heads-up on an upcoming event to mark on your calendars. The Arts Society of Kingston (ASK) has announced the 2006 edition of the ASK Artists’ Open Studio Tour. On the weekend of October 7 and 8, from noon to 5 pm each day, over thirty artists in and around Kingston will open their studios to public view. In addition, for the convenience of visitors, another dozen artists who live outside the area have set up temporary studios for the weekend in a space generously donated by Mike Piazza at The Shirt Factory on Cornell Street. Explore how different artists approach their work, and learn the fascinating details of how they create their fine art. A map, available on the ASK Web site at www.askforarts.org, will show the locations of the artists’ studios in Kingston. Admission is free.
The artists on the tour truly run the gamut of styles and media. Jane Bloodgood-Abrams paints luminous landscapes of the Hudson River area, similar in style to the Hudson River School painters of two centuries ago. Don Bruschi produces sculptures from neon, glass and steel. Fine jeweler Barbara Harper will be demonstrating the gold wire wrapping technique she uses to create lovely bracelets and stone amulets. To appreciate Susan Whelan’s work, one must visit her home, which not only houses her studio but is also a showcase for her imaginative mosaic and ceramic tile work. Henk Dijk is also opening his studio at his home, which is an old firehouse he beautifully renovated. His paintings of interwoven ribbons of color reflect his love of architecture.
“Obelisk #3,” collage by Patti Gibbons at ASK Main Gallery and the Members Lounge Gallery
Even within single genres, there is great variety. Landscape art ranges from Katharine McKenna’s and Lynne Friedman’s colorful and spirited Western landscapes, to Claudia Engel’s lovely watercolors of the Hudson and nearby areas, to E.G. Cleveland’s magnificent photographs. Elisa Pritzker’s delicate assemblages force you to examine them closely, while Cindy Sammis’ collages, which include X-ray films among their many components and layers, are best appreciated in their overall impact.
Some artists produce a great variety of work just by themselves. Meadow creates wildly colorful encaustic paintings, gentler abstract collages, drawings, ceramics and sculptures of natural materials. Vindora Wixom paints, specializing in the effect of light on water, and creates sculptures and assemblages, many featuring crocheted wire.
Why does each artist choose his or her particular medium or approach? You’ll have a chance to ask on the studio tour.
The ASK Gallery at 97 Broadway, near the Rondout waterfront district of Kingston, will be displaying a month-long exhibition of the work of artists in the Open Studio Tour, beginning with an opening reception on October 7 from 5 to 8. The public is welcome.
ASK is also putting on an exhibition entitled Anything Goes, for the month of September. Any medium and any topic is acceptable in this members’ open show.
The show will include both artists familiar to ASK regulars and newcomers. Patti Gibbons, a long-time ASK member, has shown her work at several ASK shows over the years. She will be displaying “Obelisk #3,” one of her beautiful and thought-provoking collages. Gibbons describes her art as “often quirky, surreal, political, and sometimes romantically beautiful. I have been influenced by the work of the Surrealists and Pre-Raphaelites, and have termed much of what I do ‘Neo-Victorian.’”
Other ASK regulars with work in the show include Franc Palaia, with “Pompeii Lions,” an illuminated photo-sculpture created of metal, light, and Duratrans. Jose Acosta, with “Break These Chains,” an assemblage composed of wood, lead, plastic, canvas and other materials, conveys the struggle of men and women to better their lives. Acosta, a refugee from Cuba who now lives what he is quick to call a wonderful life, replete with home, loving family, an engineering job, and a rewarding artistic career, is very familiar with the struggle he depicts. Painter Henk Dijk, who is hanging the show, has chosen to place his two nudes, “Suzanne” and “Eric,” in oil on canvas board, in the restrooms, areas normally disregarded that he thinks are among the best for display.
At least one newcomer to Kingston’s gallery scene will be showing her work. Anique Taylor of Phoenicia has recently joined ASK, in part because of the increased opportunities for visual artists to show their work, and in part because of her belief in the community of artists. Taylor works in a variety of media, often creating large artworks made up of pieces of her highly-detailed colored pencil drawings, cut up and rearranged by hand. Taylor’s piece in the September show, however, will be a mixed-media altarpiece, one of a series, called “Her Altar.” Taylor has shown her work nationally and has received numerous awards.
Painting (from an image in The Shining) by Roberta Griffin at Gallery 384
This show will be the occasion for the first presentation of the Josephine M. Bloodgood Memorial Award, presented by Jane Bloodgood-Abrams in memory of her mother, a long-time resident of the area who loved and supported art. The recipient will be selected by Bloodgood-Abrams based on her and her mother’s appreciation of art.
Both the Main Gallery and the Members Lounge Gallery at the ASK building at 97 Broadway, Kingston will be used for the show. The show opens on First Saturday, September 2. Regular gallery hours for ASK are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from noon to 5 pm, but they expect to begin expanded hours shortly. Call ASK at 845 338 0331 to see what the new hours are. The show ends Saturday, September 30.
Gallery 384 in Catskill is pleased to present After Kubrick: A Landscape Essay, a new series of landscapes by artist Roberta Griffin. Based on the renowned Stanley Kubrick-directed film version of Stephen King’s novel The Shining, After Kubrick depicts key images from the film’s magnificent opening sequence, taken from a helicopter following a Volkswagen as it winds its way into the forbidding hills of Montana’s Glacier National Park.
After Kubrick: A Landscape Essay runs from September 16 through October 28. The opening reception is on September 16 from 7 to 9 pm.
In conjunction with the opening, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining will be shown on September 16 at 4 pm at Catskill’s historic Community Theater. Built in 1918 as a vaudeville house, this magnificent theater is reemerging as a revival house for the Capital Region. Gallery 384 is pleased to partner with the Community Theater to bring one of Stanley Kubrick’s most admired films back to the big screen.
Gallery 384 is open Saturdays from 2 to 7 pm and by appointment. The gallery is at 384 Main Street in Catskill, NY. As part of Catskill’s “Saturday Strolls” program, the gallery is open until 9 pm each second Saturday of the month through October. Please contact them at 518 947 6732 or e-mail email@example.com.
Columbia County Council on the Arts’ annual 10-day visual and performing arts festival, Hudson ArtsWalk, kicks off its 12th year on September 29 and ends on October 9 after two extended weekends packed with special events and activities in addition to the exciting art exhibitions. If you have never attended, make a point to go. This is a fun-packed, glorious time. The City of Hudson, Columbia County and CCCA collaborate for this yearly art festival in which CCCA members exhibit their painting, sculpture, photography, textiles, fiber art and print making and present their videos, dance, and music throughout the city of Hudson, NY.
This year, ArtsWalk is the centerpiece of the I Love New York 2006 Fall Festival that will run from September 23 through October 22. The festival’s theme is “A Celebration of the Arts, History, Nature and Culinary Finds in Columbia and Greene Counties,” so chosen, Columbia County Tourism Administrator Ann Cooper says, because of the integral part ArtsWalk and CCCA play in the cultural life of the region. The massive statewide, regional, national and international promotion that Hudson and the region will receive as a result will greatly increase the number of visitors to this year’s ArtsWalk from the estimated 5,000 to 6,000 who attended in 2005. They will be able to view the work of some 250 artists in a selection of exhibition venues that will vary from galleries to ArtsWalk’s traditional Windows on Warren Street, to the massive Pocketbook Factory, and to attend exciting performances of dance and music.
Street scene from Hudson Artswalk
In the Pocketbook Factory, CCCA is converting approximately 25,000 square feet of this enormous space into exhibition spaces to showcase more artists than ever before, making this site the focal point for art viewing. Over three floors in the factory, the ArtsWalk Committee has undertaken to present the many talented artists in the county to their best advantage and for the best advantage of ArtsWalk’s visitors. The Pocketbook Factory will also be host to several special events during ArtsWalk, including the Eat for Art Preview Party, the Opening Night Party and the Fine Arts Auction.
At Eat for Art on Friday September 29, guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the gallery setting of the main exhibition rooms and be the first to preview and be given the opportunity to buy the art on view. The evening concludes with a buffet dinner in the Museum Room, decorated by Superior Concept Monsters, official puppeteers for New York’s Village Halloween Parade. Tickets are required for Eat for Art. The Opening Night Party marks the art festival’s official start, with a celebratory artists’ reception that is open to all. Guests will be able to view the exhibits, meet the artists, enjoy light refreshments, and a DJ will provide music for dancing. Sound equipment is donated by Solaqua Power and Art in Chatham. Contributions for the benefit of CCCA are appreciated but not required for entry. On Saturday night, October 7, at the Fine Art Auction, art collectors will be able to bid on a selection of artworks donated by prominent area collectors, and the especially commissioned Artist Chairs from the Have A Seat Chair Project, while sipping champagne.
For Have a Seat! Where Art Meets Industry (aka The Chair Project), LB Furniture of Hudson has donated 24 fine wooden chairs crafted by their staff of highly skilled artisans to CCCA. The ArtsWalk Committee invited 31 art galleries in Columbia County to choose one of their favorite artists to convert the chair into an artistic masterpiece. The surprising and artistically varied converted chairs will be displayed in windows all along Warren Street and auctioned off by Rebecca Hoffmann and Stair Galleries at the Pocketbook Factory during ArtsWalk’s Fine Art Auction. Proceeds will benefit the CCCA.
Windows on Warren Street is at the heart of ArtsWalk is the great tradition that started this 10-day long festival. This year carries on with the tradition on a different scale and with a brand new slant. Especially featured will be Have A Seat (the Chair Project), an artistic collaboration between LB Furniture and CCCA. Privately organized presentations by Warren Street’s restaurateurs and retailers will also be on view, turning the street’s windows into a showcase of art to view on a walk down Hudson’s mile-long main thoroughfare.
Over the 10 days of ArtsWalk, Hudson will be a hive of highly energized activity that all the family can enjoy on the weekends. Visitors will want to add The Postcard Show on Saturday, September 30 from 3 to 5 pm to their “must see” lists to view and buy an original work of art that is postcard sized and on sale for $50! String musicians from Chatham High School will perform at the opening. Children’s activities that feature readings and art workshops with CCCA member artists will be open to various age groups over the two weekends. The performing srts will be well represented at the Tent on 5th and Warren Street and Jubilee Restaurant when dancers and musicians join in on ArtsWalk’s weekend schedule of programs.
Look for details and schedules on the Web site at www.artscolumbia.org, phone the CCCA at 518 671 6213, pick up detailed ArtsWalk programs at locations throughout the county, or visit CCCA at 209 Warren Street, Hudson.
“Flying Apart,” painting on porcelain tile by Paola Bari at RiverWinds Gallery
RiverWinds Gallery is presenting porcelain painter Paola Bari in an exhibition titled Fantasia. Porcelain is Ms. Bari’s canvas. She paints intricate, detailed patterns using amazing colors to create fantasies on vases, plates, teapots, cups, boxes, tiles, elephants and more. And porcelain is also a sculpture to her. She transforms with combinations of styles ones’ perceptions of a piece of porcelain. The transparency of the porcelain contributes to the elegance of the finished work of art. “I love the challenge of adapting my fantasy, my inspirations to the shape of the porcelain to form at the end an harmonic unit,” said Bari.
Born and raised in Italy, Bari became interested in porcelain painting as a teenager and has been actively painting ever since. She began porcelain painting in Milan and attended multiple seminars in Italy and Switzerland to learn different styles, techniques and materials for porcelain painting. She is known as an international an artist and has exhibited both in the United States and Europe and is one of the founders of RiverWinds Gallery.
RiverWinds Gallery hours are Wednesday through Monday from noon to 6 pm and 9 pm on Second Saturday. It is located at 172 Main St, Beacon, NY. Please contact them at 845 838 2880 for more information.
A quick reminder of some beautiful work being shown at the Albert Shahinian Fine Art in Poughkeepsie through October 8. The Luminous Landscape™ 2006 has over 80 paintings featured in this 9th annual invitational exhibit organized by Zephyrus Arts/Albert Shahinian Fine Art. 2006 featured artists are Eline Barclay, Connie Fiedler, Gary Fifer, Arnold Levine, Seth Nadel and Christie Scheele.
At 198 Main Street through September 10 is New Work Initiatives Summer Salon, which is the third in this series of works and/or artists new to the gallery. And a new exhibit at 198 Main Street from September 16 though October 29 is Solo Painting Exhibit: Robert Hacunda “Nocturnes”.
Albert Shahinian Fine Art is located at 196 - 198 Main Street, Poughkeepsie. Summer hours are Thursday and Friday from noon to 6 pm, Sunday from 1 to 5 pm and by appointment or chance. For more information and the new hours please call 845 454 0522 or visit www.ShahinianFineArt.com.
Bill Miller, a Maryland artist, will showcase new works at his first solo exhibit at The James Cox Gallery in Woodstock, NY from September 16 though October 29. Bill Miller…Working The Floor previews with an artist’s reception Sunday, September 17 from 2 to 5 pm.
Miller’s signature medium is old linoleum flooring. Ranging in size from nine by nine inches to three by four feet, his work stimulates the mind as well as charming the eyes of the beholder. Contemporary, folk and Outsider Art collectors are drawn to the originality, impressionistic patterns and lush colors that expose the multidimensional texture and form in his quirky imagery.
Family, friends, bucolic landscapes, Rubenesque nudes, political assassinations and religious icons are among his favored subjects. Patch-worked together piece by piece from bits of discarded linoleum in Miller’s distinctive style, the works always draw a nostalgic response. The past is recognized in a small familiar piece of linoleum…but from where…then one reflects and the memory returns. A reviewer for The New York Times wrote: “Bill Miller’s artwork can be appreciated on two levels. The first is its visual appeal—original, colorful expressionistic portraits and landscapes. The second is it just might evoke happy memories of Grandma’s kitchen floor.”
Miller describes his work as “assemblages;” they are, however, often interpreted as mosaics, stained glass, collage and vintage oil paintings. His art is strongly influenced and inspired by the paintings of Van Gogh in the way he harmonized color. Klimt’s work has great appeal to him as well.
Miller began working with vintage linoleum about ten years ago. Exhibiting paintings, initially in oil and acrylic, he moved on to working with reclaimed materials. As a founding member of Pittsburgh’s Industrial Arts Co-op, the group constructed immense sculptures made out of scrap materials found and then re-constructed in abandoned industrial sites. During this period Miller discovered and was lured by the beauty of the remnants of linoleum he came across on his scavenger hunts. He began collecting these vintage jewels, using them to frame his artwork. It soon became his medium of choice. His work has recently been featured at several nationally respected folk art and outsider art venues. Miller has exhibited throughout the United States, and he has been profiled on National Geographic Today and featured in Home magazine, The New York Times, New York Daily News, Pittsburgh Post Gazette and more.
James Cox Gallery is located at 4666 Route 212, Willow, New York, seven miles from the Village Green in the center of Woodstock. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. For more information, visit them online at www.jamescoxgallery.com or call 845 679 7608.
Finally, at the CMF Gallery at Hunter Village Square (map) is LOCUS: A Selection of Artwork from the Guide Magazine’s Artist Feature Section, 2003-2006. This show runs through Sunday, September 24, 2006.
Since its inception in late 2003, the Artist Feature Section of the Catskill Mountain Region Guide magazine has provided exposure and recognition for emerging and mid-career artists working in all media, while illustrating the enormous wealth of talent fostered in the Catskill Region. This seminal exhibition takes exciting artwork featured in the Guide magazine off the page, bringing it into the gallery setting.
The CMF Gallery is located in Hunter Village Square (map) on Main Street in Hunter. Gallery hours are Monday, Thursday, Friday 11-6; Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-5, and Tuesday and Wednesday by chance or appointment. For more information, call them at 518 263 4291 or visit their Web site at www.catskillmtn.org.