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Current Exhibits

  SUSAN FOX RETROSPECTIVE
AT WESTHAVEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS

 

 

 

 

“Twenty Years Before the Easel: A Retrospective of Susan Fox’s Work in Oil, 1997-2017” is the November-December show at the Westhaven Center for the Arts.  There will be an opening reception on Sunday, November 12, from 1 to 4.

In describing this show Susan says “I’m celebrating twenty years of painting in oil with a retrospective of my career thus far by presenting this exhibition of work which has been accepted into a variety of national juried shows, along with a selection of personal favorites that I’ve kept as my “artist’s collection”. It also includes some of my early work in a variety of media dating from my childhood as a kid who loved to draw and then my work as a sign painter, graphic designer, calligrapher and illustrator. The skills that I learned in those areas have always informed and influenced my art.“

She continued, “The major theme of my work has always been the natural world and its wildlife and, since around 2007, the country of Mongolia…the animals, land and people. I have taken a traditional, naturalist approach to my depictions of animals, relying on field researchers and conservation biologists to ensure that my subjects are correct in appearance and behavior. This does not limit me in any way, but liberates me to understand the meaning of what I see. Animal behavior fascinates me. I’m interested in accuracy, not detail, and always strive for a personal painterly expression that depicts an individual of a species, not a generic representation.”

Westhaven Center for the Arts is located at 501 South Westhaven Drive. The gallery is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.   Examples of Susan’s work may be seen on our Facebook page and at westhavencenter.org.

“UNDER HUMBOLDT SKIES II”
AT WESTHAVEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS

“Under Humboldt Skies II – Humboldt Open Air Landscape Painters and Friends” is the September –  October show at the Westhaven Center for the Arts.  There will be an opening reception on Sunday, September 10, from 1 to 4.  Many of the participating artists will be painting on the grounds of the Center beginning at 10 a.m.

“We paint most every day – together, alone, in the studio, in the fog, wind, cold, with humor, frustration and determination,” said painter Paul Rickard. “Drawn together in friendship, we inspire one another to push, probe and ponder the often chaotic and spontaneous avocation of outdoor painting. For us, this is an open-ended journey of exploration, to be shared and savored together.”

The group is composed of artists of every level, from beginners to masters of the craft.  They meet weekly for a “Sunday Paintout” to which all are invited. Check Paul’s Facebook post on Saturday for that week’s time and location.

Westhaven Center for the Arts is located at 501 South Westhaven Drive. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from one to four.  Visit our Facebook page, website “westhavencenter.org” or call 677-9493 for more information.

 

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