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Gladwyne - Art Exhibition: (Landscapes: Here & There)

Gladwyne - Art Exhibition: (Landscapes: Here & There)

Landscapes: Here & There, brought to the library by Linda Dubin Garfield and Susan Stefankski.

Both artists (Linda Dubin Garfield & Susan Stefanski) do landscapes but their approaches are very different. They use different media and styles but they both appreciate nature and hope their art will encourage people to care for the land now and in the future. Garfield uses mixed media, combining monotypes and collage plus other materials after she has visited a place. Stefanski uses oils. Garfield relies on her mind's eye and does not try to replicate nature. Stefanski relishes plein air, painting the landscape as she sits in it. Through their art, they strive to create an appreciation for natural beauty and a concern for its preservation.

More information here: https://www.lindadubingarfield.com/#/mixed-media-memoir-workshops-1/

The show will run at the Gladwyne Library from November 2nd through November 29th. The gallery is on display during the libraries hours of operations. The reception will be on Thursday, November 3rd from 5 to 7pm.

About the Authors: 

Linda Dubin Garfield and Susan Stefanski

Garfield writes: Nature nurtures and inspires me. I combine elements of nature, texture and design along with the magic of the press. I am intrigued by memory and what remains in our mind's eye. My work reflects scenes from travel near and far. More than remains in our mind's eye. My work reflects scenes from travel near and far. More than a report on how it was exactly, I am interested in my expressive and passionate response to the color and pattern of the landscape, experience or image. The fluid space of memory, influenced by time, place and experience, forms the foundation of content for my work. I merge aspects of experience and observations with imagined and remembered sensations to create non-objective work that reflects life and memory. Mu work has overlapping layers of color and space, shifting relationships with mark making that includes montpye, silkscreen, stencil, image transfer, collage as well as drawing. Inspired by travel, I am creating visual memories which offer multiple meanings to the viewer. Since there is no new travel because of Covid, these landscapes are created from memories and what remains in my minds eye. Two quotes I love are: "wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow." - Anita Desai. "I paint from remembered landscapes that I carry with me," Joan Mitchell.

Stefankski writes: I have always enjoyed taking raw materials and turning them into something beautiful. I discovered painting late in life and was thrilled to find this challenging creative process trying to capture the beauty and serenity I experience in nature. Painting has made me see the world differently paying attention to shadows and colors like never before. I am more aware of my surroundings and most drawn to painting outside. Fields, streams, flowers in the landscape, and shorelines call me to take brush and knife to canvas capturing light, air, and space. I get lost in the cool and warmcolors, the soft and hard edges of my representational, slightly impressionistic work. I hope to convey to the viewer feelings of peace, contentment and serenity. The challenges of my craft are a thrill and will continue to evolve. If I am not painting. I am thinking about how to render a subject, be it a flower or a child. I am so grateful for God's gifts which can be found all around.

Monday, November 28, 2022
10:00am - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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