Lorraine Bubar - Papercuts
|Playing Outside, papercut by Lorraine Bubar|
Lorraine Bubar was introduced to us by Karen's friend, Debbie N, who said "You must see her work!" And she was right! Lorraine is an artist who "paints" with paper and an x-acto knife. She brings a thoughtful consideration to her stunningly delicate papercuts, drawing upon the tradition of folk art found in the heritage of Eastern European Judaism. Each one of Lorraine's intricate images are made from layers of decorative papers that have been cut to create illusions of silhouettes, water and depth. Lorraine often incorporates animal imagery within her work to draw comparrison to old papercut designs that used animals for symbolic meaning. A motif she returns to again and again is the koi fish, which represents ambition, strength and good fortune. We think it was our good fortune to meet Lorraine and become familiar with her unique papercuts!
Richard Jones - Glass
|Enso Bowl, glass by Richard Jones|
Johanna Westerman - Children's Book Illustration
|Sweeping Under Carpet, watercolor by Johanna Westerman|
Nick Capaci - Fused Glass
|Square Plate in Olive, Grey & Blue, fused glass by Nick Capaci|
You are probably familiar with the bold, geometric monotypes of printmaker Nick Capaci, but did you know he also works in fused glass? Nick has long been intrigued by glass as a medium and the challenges inherent in creating with this fluid material. He marries his love of two-dimensional painting and printmaking with his approach to glasswork. Nick's use of color and pattern translates beautifully between media. Looking closely at his functional and decorative plates and panels, you can see layer upon layer of color, pattern and design, an element also present in his fine art prints. Ranging from subtle, muted tones of translucent glass to bright eye-catching color, Nick's finished work is as unpredictable as the materials he favors.
Maria Counts - Ceramics
|Blue-Eyed Lion Dragon, ceramic by Maria Counts|
Robert Held - Glass
|Glass heart paperweights by Robert Held|
Longtime glass heart fave Robert Held has announced his retirement, much to our sadness and gladness. We couldn't be happier for Robert as he embarks on a new beginning, but we will miss his beautiful glass work! After 37 years in the industry he's decided that it's time to pursue his other art interests and move to be closer with his fiance. We've stocked up on his heart paperweights, elegant vases and bowls. Hurry in to snap up your favorite heart designs before they're gone forever!
We have just a couple of precious weeks of calm before our next series of events - our annual Summer Artist Demonstrations during the Enderle Center Summer Concert series! Mark your calendars now so you don't miss out on meeting your favorite local painters and craftspeople at Chemers Gallery!
Enderle Center Summer Concert Series - every third Thursday, 5-8pm
June 20: Sligo Rags plays Celtic music
July 18: Hound Dog Dave & the Mel-Tones play blues music
Aug 15: The Wight Litening Band plays classic rock
Sept 19: Then Again plays oldies
Stay tuned for our list of demonstrating artists!