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Archive: March 2023

Annie Hesse

March 21, 2023 | Comments Off on Annie Hesse

Annie Hesse is visually attracted to what she cannot see with the unaided eye. The camera’s lens enables her to “freeze” time and focus on the details that she wouldn’t ordinarily see or which are otherwise invisible. In other cases, she is inspired by the play of light and shadows. Hesse’s intention is to show […] Read More »

Carol Sue Henry

March 21, 2023 | Comments Off on Carol Sue Henry

Carol Sue grew up on a farm in Illinois. She took private piano lessons from the time she was 7 until she graduated from Lincoln College, a two-year liberal arts school in Lincoln, IL. Carol worked at St. Francis Hospital and for the state of Illinois and the State’s Attorney. She enjoys camping and enjoyed […] Read More »

Passle Helminski

March 21, 2023 | Comments Off on Passle Helminski

Passle is a visually impaired artist who graduated with a MFA in Weaving and Textiles from Edinboro University. She exhibited in countless exhibitions all over the country and in many international exhibitions, from Germany to Singapore, Sweden, Australia and China. She has taught at the Neighborhood Art House, has been an adjunct at Mercyhurst College […] Read More »

Susan Joy Gustafson

March 20, 2023 | Comments Off on Susan Joy Gustafson

Stella De Genova

March 20, 2023 | Comments Off on Stella De Genova

“What is left of my vision is a couple of muted colors but mostly shades of gray.  I have a minimal field of vision and what I do see is blurred.  As natural or artificial light around me dims, so does my vision. “Every blank piece of paper that I start a new painting on […] Read More »

Hamilton Eugene Byrd

March 20, 2023 | Comments Off on Hamilton Eugene Byrd

“I have been painting and drawing since I was 8 years old. I hope you enjoy what I have to offer this year. I’m 63 years old and painting is what I enjoy the most.”

Julie Bruno

March 20, 2023 | Comments Off on Julie Bruno

“My style is like me, still evolving and a little quirky. Working with limited field, and now loss of color perception, I am incorporating my desire to try new formats, media and styles to reinterpret what I see. It is a challenge to paint/draw large objects like buildings and keep them scaled properly when I […] Read More »

Charles Blackwell

March 20, 2023 | Comments Off on Charles Blackwell

Patron Sponsor: “I create pieces in order to provoke inspiration and thus giving life to the human spirit.” As a young man, Charles Blackwell’s visual arts studies at Sacramento City College were cut short after he fell head first down a steep slope, damaging his eyesight.  “My blindness, in a sense, gives me the originality. […] Read More »

Constance Avery

March 20, 2023 | Comments Off on Constance Avery

Patron Sponsor: “The influences of nature, light, and color were hindered by cataracts and retinitis pigmentosa/usher’s syndrome from the beginning of my painting career. After having the cataracts removed, the colors and brightness of nature and life around me became my guide and inspiration to improve as an artist. Even though the RP still keeps […] Read More »

Frank Valliere

March 22, 2022 | Comments Off on Frank Valliere

Order, placement and detail are necessary components of my work as well as in my everyday life.  Art should extend beyond the frame and into the three-dimensional environment. The bulk of my private study deals with a lifelong interest in the rural landscape.  I am taken in by the different atmospheres, the random patterns and […] Read More »