Friday, February 28, 2014

"Lyrical" at Artists' Gallery

This is the final weekend for "Lyrical" - a group show that I'm part of at:

Artists' Gallery
18 Bridge Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530  [map

The show is a celebration of poetry and song through fine art.   Each painting in the show is accompanied by a lyric or verse from song or poem which in some way relates to the artists' inspiration for that piece.  All 18 Artists' Gallery artists are included in this show.

Here are 2 pieces I have in the show, and the poem I chose to accompany each:

"Stony Brook Boulders"
11x14" oil on board

Pine Forest 

Let us go now into the forest.
Trees will pass by your face,
and I will stop and offer you to them,
but they cannot bend down.
The night watches over its creatures,
except for the pine trees that never change:
the old wounded springs that spring
blessed gum, eternal afternoons.
If they could, the trees would lift you
and carry you from valley to valley,
and you would pass from arm to arm,
a child running
from father to father.

--Gabriela Mistral

"Autumn Gold"
16x20" oil on canvas

Fall, Leaves, Fall 

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.

I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night's decay
Ushers in a drearier day.

--Emily Jane Brontë

The show ends this Sunday, March 2.  The weekend should be snow free so come out, see the show, and enjoy a day in town before the next snowstorm!   Artists' Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 11am-6pm.

In addition to the 2 paintings above, I have a few more hanging in one of the other rooms: