It's finally here and we are excited to share with you our love of fine art and a special celebration of our town of Aurora's Bicentennial (Happy 200 years!)
Join us on June 14 at 7 pm as we welcome our demonstrator Sean M. Witucki.
Sean obtained his BS and MS in Visual Art Education from the State University of NY at Buffalo State. He is primarily a self-taught artist, who is always focused on developing his skills in the techniques of the traditional masters. He has been a drawing and painting instructor at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts since 2002.
Sean reveals a personal and contemporary expression of landscapes and still lives which pay homage to his formative years. He spent much of his boyhood roaming the fields and woods on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in Monson, Massachusetts. This is where his understanding of the natural world took its roots. This influence plays a major role in the subjects of Sean’s works. In 2016 Sean had the honor of becoming a Hudson River Fellow with the Grand Central Atelier. This experience has greatly influenced his work.
His Statement: From the beginning as a small boy, I have been immersed in nature. It is who I am as a person and as a painter. All of Gods creations lend infinite amounts of subject and inspiration to work from. I have found traditional techniques best suit what I strive for visually. It is what your soul feels when looking at a painting that matters to me. The emotional response it creates.
The two ways I have chosen to express the beauty I see is in landscape and still life painting. This direction allows me to show both Gods and man’s touch on the world around us. The “Light” that both shed. Within the landscape I strive to show majesty, intimacy, truth and strength of Gods creations. In still life I choose subjects that create personal narratives with natural, historical and common place objects that can also resonate with many people. It is a wonderful connection that I feel I am able to make with the viewer.
Here's a bio for our guest speaker for Thursday, May 10... Welcome Charlie!.We look forward to your presentation and critique on what makes a good painting (Charlie has been one of our past judges).
Charles Houseman, a resident of Hamburg, graduated from Buffalo State with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Art Education. He also has worked as a designer in retail, industrial, engineering and architectural firms. He has taught in Alden and Springville High Schools, retiring from education in 2013. He has continued his involvement in visual arts through his own work, and art classes through regional arts centers. In addition, he is a percussionist who has performed with various jazz groups and drum circles, the Buffalo Silver Band, and the Springville Jazz Orchestra.
Primarily a landscape painter, Houseman is influenced by a range of artists including the Hudson River painters of the mid-late 1800’s, but also contemporary realists. His work reflects his travels with his wife, Peg, to historic sites and National Parks. He is a member and past president of the Buffalo Society of Artists. His work can be seen at Meibohm Fine Arts in East Aurora and Oxford Gallery in Rochester. His website is www.charleshouseman.com.
Friday April 27 f rom 4-9 pm. The Art Society will be at the Roycroft chapel on Main St, EA. Lots of places to visit and Trolley rides for those who don't want to walk!
I hope all of you have been surviving the April Snow Showers!! Here are some
Save the Dates...
65th June Show is June 23-24, 2018
EA Spring Art Walk is April 27, 2018
Colden Festival is Sept. 29-30, 2018
Also don't forget to save some things during your spring cleaning to bring to our meetings for the goodie shop!! (Part of the proceeds go to EAAS)
Our next meeting is May 10 at 7:00 pm. All are welcome to join us. You do not have to be a member to attend the meeting. Come check us out. If you are interested in becoming a member, please click the become a member button to download the application and bring it with you!! Hope to see you there!!
EA Art Society Spring Library Art Show prize winners. Peggy Walker (L), received First place for her watercolor “ Trout Stream “. Patricia Durham (R), earned Third Place for her oil painting “Cazenovia Creek in Fall”. Lynn Davis, who was unavailable for the photo, received Second place for her watercolor “Echinacea “, in the center. The library show will be continuing until May 19 at the EA Library 550 Main St, during regular library hours.
We have our Vidler's window display up early featuring art by members Kim Voigt, Laura Wysocki, Ros Fishbaugh, and Linda Hall. We included some flowers hoping Spring will get the hint! Stop by and see it in the next week!
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