Solo Exhibit: Just My Nature
April 17-May 12, 2018
Friday, April 20, 3:30-5:30 pm
The Bank of Princeton
10 Bridge Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530
Street parking available
Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Painting included here:
Hope, Mixed Media, 24 x 30”
CONCEPTION through COMPLETION
Sculptures and Sketches
by michael cooper
Opening: Sunday May 6, 1-4 pm
May 1 – 30, 2018 Tuesday to Fridays, 12 – 5 pm Saturdays 10 am – 3 pm
Watchung Arts Center 18 Stirling Road Watchung, NJ 07069
See some of the work at www.cooper247.com/CTC/
Michael Cooper Short Biography
I am a visual artist working in the fine and commercial fields. My work is not dictated by any one medium or style, thus I guess my work would be considered eclectic. My art designs point me to the method of creation for each piece versus the method suggesting the art itself. My visual ideas translate primarily into sculptures, but paintings and drawings as well.
I have been employed for the past 18 years as a Creative Director for Altech Corporation in Flemington NJ. For the past 25 years. I have also maintained a vibrant freelance business, Cooper Graphics, working primarily in the medical and advertising fields. For more than 30 years I have been creating art that has been in many shows and in private collections.
For the past several years I have explored simple and graphic shapes in my work. My commercial art in many cases has to be bold and eye catching using simple designs, shapes and colors. These new sculptures no doubt reflect those elements. However these seemingly simple forms hopefully become intriguing in their positive and negative shapes and their interaction with each other and the environment around them.
My most recent piece, “Earth Piercing is human made forms and stylized nature forms meeting. It is a frame in a single moment and it is up to the viewer to add in the beginning and ending of the narrative. A front view shows the entire piece while a side view brings the piece to its simplest shape – a vertical rectangle. A triangle and arcs meet – interacting with the earth. There is ambiguity in that the triangle is coming down to pierce / split the arcs into the earth or maybe the triangle is being supported by the arcs that emerge from the earth or the triangle and arcs are possibly flowering from the earth. In the manner that I incorporate pedestals with indoor sculptures I like to incorporate the earth and environmental elements with outdoor designs.
Michael Cooper Artist Statement
In some recent sculpture / fabrication works I use wood and metal creating simple shapes that suggest some playfulness with gravity and intersecting. Contrasting colors help accentuate certain shapes and/ or areas. Reflections add another level of depth. I want my work not to just sit on earth or a pedestal but to interact with the earth and pedestal.
“Conversations In Oil and Sculpture” features the oil paintings in the realist tradition of Jeanne Chesterton and the stone and wood sculptures of Patricia Goodrich. The public is invited to join them at the opening receptions May 5 & 6, from 1 to 5 pm at the Stover Mill Gallery. The Gallery is located at 852 River Road (Route 32), Erwinna, PA. The show will continue every weekend in May, 1 – 5 pm, closing on Sunday May 27.
Please join me at the Ellarslie Trenton City M useumOn May 5, 2018 for a reception from 6pm to 8pm
Aida is proud to be accepted into the 2018 Ellarslie Open
for the first time this year with a watercolor:
2018 Ellarslie Open 35
May 5th 2018 to July 1st 2018
The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie
Cadwalader Park – 299 Parkside Ave – Trenton, NJ 08606
“A New Beginning”
30 inches x 30 inches
Everything is 8″x8″ or smaller. Approximately 40 artists are represented in this group show. Show runs through 1/13/18. Amazing artworks at a small size make for the perfect unique holiday gift or a super addition to fill that missing spot in your collection.
Nature Photography Exhibition at BC Audubon Society
“Captured Light”, the solo exhibition by Bucks County artist Sue Ann Rainey is at Bucks County Audubon Society (BCAS) at Honey Hollow from October 3 to November 1. The photography exhibition consists of images of trees, flowers, water, and local Bucks County scenes. Most of the images focus on local areas, since she is intent on documenting the beauty of the Delaware River Valley. The images are presented as matted and framed prints, prints on wood, canvas, cards and pillows. All images are for sale and 25% of sales go to fund BCAS educational programs.
Rainey has been capturing light for over 40 years with various cameras and styles. She has been exhibiting in juried, group and solo exhibits in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for over 30 years. She won First Place in Photography at the 2017 Tinicum Arts Festival and several other awards at past Tinicum Juried exhibits. Her creative photography has been included in the reputable Phillips’ Mill Photographic Exhibition for many years, and this year in Ellarslie—The Trenton City Museum Juried Exhibit.
The show can be seen Mondays through Fridays for the month of October from 10AM to 4PM and Oct. 21, 28 10AM-3PM during the nature center’s hours. After enjoying the images, you may be compelled to walk the nature center’s trails and capture your own nature images.
We’ll See You When We Do” at The Studio of Ben Solowey,
3551 Olde Bedminster Rd., Ottsville, Pa 215-795-0228, solowey.com
Celebrating 25 years of exhibitions at the studio of Ben Solowey.
Last day,Oct. 21 1-5PM
Stover’s Mill Juried Art Exhibit
Oct. 21, 22, 28, 29, 2017, 852 River Rd, Erwinna, Pa.
Autumn Art Reception:
Nancy Lloyd Solo at Nancy Lloyd Fine Art
An Autumn Art Reception will be held Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th, from 11 am to 5 pm at Nancy Lloyd Fine Art featuring new works by Nancy Lloyd in oil, including landscapes and abstracts. Nancy Lloyd Fine Art is located at 1695 Aquetong Road, New Hope, PA. For further information, call Nancy Lloyd Fine Art at 215-693-1354, e-mail email@example.com, website NancyLloydFineArt.com.
4th ANNUAL POINTS OF VIEW ART SHOW AND SALE
OCTOBER 27-29, 2017
“4TH Annual Points of View”, an Art Show and Sale featuring five local artists, will be presented at the Laceworks at 287 S. Main Street, Lambertville, Friday, October 27th through Sunday, October 29th. The show will begin with an Opening Reception on Friday, October 27th from 7 – 9 pm. The show continues Saturday and Sunday, October 28th and29th from 12 – 5:00 PM. For more information, contact JeanneChesterton@gmail.com or Ilene@IleneRubin.com.
Once again, the show will be held at The Laceworks, at the framing studio of Stuart Clark. It is located on the lower rear parking lot side of the building. Parking is free and abundant. Entrances are on the street side or around the back on the lower level. Look for the banners.
Showcasing their work are Ilene Rubin, Jeanne Chesterton, Pat Powell, Rodney Miller, and, Bob Richey. All art is for sale.
Jeanne Chesterton and Ilene Rubin have been creating Art Shows in the Bucks County area for three years, and now four years. Along with a who’s who list of local artists, they have found that joining talent with location to exhibit and sell art has been quite the lucrative endeavor. It’s a win-win for any serious collector of art or a casual tourist wanting to go home with a little piece of Bucks County in the New Hope/Lambertville area.
A few of the aspects that they like so much about the Point of View Art Show at the Laceworks are that the art of Jeanne Chesterton and Ilene Rubin along with Pat Powell, Rodney Miller and Bob Richey complement each other while individually, are visually very different. There is something for everyone with little to no overlap of style or range. Also, each in their own right have amassed their own following and niche in an otherwise crowded art field in the Bucks County region. It’s a unique blend with a wide price range, so that anyone who is a collector will certainly have a diverse choice, while a casual tourist will easily find a treasure in a treasure box of a gallery.
Ilene Rubin is a national award winning Bucks County artist and author. Concentrating mostly on landscapes and still life paintings in Oils and Pastels, Rubin’s paintings explode with color. Her paintings have been accepted into juried art shows in Colorado, Illinois and the communities in and around Bucks County, PA. She also has published two novels, both available on Amazon.com. Ilene’s art has been shown on the Natural Awakenings Magazine cover as well as at the Phillips Mill 86th Annual Juried Art Show. Ms. Rubin will be showing new paintings created in the last year, including a few selections which, while a departure from her recognizable style, are still true to her urgent desire to capture the vanishing highways and byways. According to Ms. Rubin, “It’s a moment in time that I’m compelled to take hold of. It could be a split second along the road or by a field, when I see something that captures the timeless dignity of this place that is so pastoral and serene and simultaneously vibrant and growing- and that might disappear through development all too soon. With still life, there is a simple yet defined energy that reveals how we view the things surrounding us, and that challenges me to give them dimension and charm. These are the moments I want to paint. This is why I paint; because I breathe.”
Having established her reputation as a still life painter in the realist tradition, Jeanne Chesterton is excited once again to be exhibiting her paintings in the annual “Points of View” show. She’s pleased to be introducing more than a dozen new pieces which feature her ever popular metals, glassware, florals and fruit. As to be expected, Chesterton’s compositions manifest harmony as she establishes a comfortable relationship among her objects. Staging the tableau is as important to her as is the layering of color and attention to detail. Chesterton is an award-winning artist and has exhibited in over 200 shows including Phillips’ Mill and the Ellarslie Open.
Patricia MCI. Powell: As a long time resident of Bucks County, she has found a perfect place to inspire and rekindle an old passion for art and painting. Says Pat, “I restarted painting at Bucks County Community College and continue with private and group lessons as well as workshops. I have shown and sold at local shows and have gifted many works to family and friends in whom I have perceived a liking or desire to give them a home. My philosophy regarding my work is to be inspired by what I see, be it nature or a still life composition or portrait, and to create my own interpretation in what I hope is a painterly way. I also hope my paintings make the viewer happy, thoughtful or jog a memory of the near or distant past. I think art should speak to the viewer and take him or her to another place of his or her own. Seeing something “new” in the same painting is always a wondrous discovery.
Rodney Miller is a Digital Abstract Artist and Photographer. He attended Philadelphia Community College and Tyler School of Art, Temple University majoring in photography. “I have over 35 years of experience as an artist/photographer. As a fine art photographer, I love to create images that stir the unconscious and riles emotions. Blending both digital and traditional photography, photographing cityscapes, landscapes and those things right around us that often goes noticed and make them my own world in my work. My real interest is in abstract photography. It is exciting to turning ordinary and creating photographs that I refer to ‘In the Minds’ Eye. I have exhibited throughout PA, NJ and Ohio. I have won awards at several juried shows.”
Bob Richey on Bob Richey: “I draw rural and urban themed landscapes with soft pastels. I usually work in a small format and complete my pieces in a single session. This allows me to explore many subjects in which I try to put a strong emphasis on composition. I often seek out the more forgotten corners of the landscape both in the city and the countryside to feature in my pastels.” Bob shows and sells his art extensively throughout the region, and has been accepted to numerous shows in the area. He also is an active participant in several area art festivals.
This is an invitation to all artists & creators: Show off your work in historic Clinton!
We have 47 wall spaces for art or photography; and 4 locked display cases for 3D works. Shows may be one artist, or several who join to make one show.
Our shows run for a calendar month. There is no fee to exhibit, and the Library does not take a % of sales. I must add that this is not a venue that generates many sales.
At the moment, July, August and September 2017 are available for both 2D & 3D shows; in November the cases are available, and in December the art space is available.
I am eager to hear from Artsbridge members, and to share your talent with our visitors.
North County Branch Library
65 Halstead St.
Clinton, NJ 08809
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