|THE GALLERY located at 128 Main Street in Stamford, NY.
The GALLERY at 128 Main St. in Stamford is holding a group reception for photographers, Daryl-Ann Saunders, Shelley Seccombe, and Idell Conaway. The solitary landscape holds the fine art eye of Daryl-Ann Saunders. Working on archival rag papers, she then uses an alternative printing method known as image transfere to make small, delicately detailed prints of objects and landscapes. Saunders then hand colors the print with subtle applications of watercolor and colored pencil to create her limited edition prints with variations.
Capturing the visual pulse of the structures and people of New York for the past thirty five years has been the passion of Shelley Seccombe. In this compelling and in some instances almost haunting exhibition, Seccombe captures the west side piers, warehouses and waterfronts of the 1970's,documenting a time, and transition or the history of New York City.
Idell Conaways underwater photography of the worlds oceans capture the mystery and beauty of coral reefs that bring to light a world few of us are able to experience. The dance of the fish, plumes of coral, and the profusion of ongoing sea activity are the palette for Idell Conaway. Using digital printing methods, Conaway transforms these images into a visual symphony of color and form that will inspire the imagination.Reception - April 25th - 3 to 6 pm
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JULY 30th Concert
/smaller>Songwriter Jeff Wilkinson will perform with his group the Hoovervilles on Saturday evening July 30th at The Gallery located at 128 Main Street in Stamford, NY.
Jeff Wilkinson has released three albums on the Brambus label (www.brambus.com). His fourth CD titled "Landscapes" brings to the forefront his traditional music roots. The new album features the gracious award-winning fiddle playing of Sara Milonovich as well the talents of multi- instrumentalist and producer Greg Anderson. Wilkinson writes rootsy, literate ballads of poetic realism often about people and their places in life. His new album conjures up the musical mix he grew up with in Detroit, Michigan, containing strains from bluegrass, blues, gospel and soul music. The trio has performed throughout the Northeast and last fall completed a successful European tour.
Jeff began his songwriting career by moving to New York and honing his craft. During the 1980’s he was involved with the Fast Folk Music Scene and performed at various venues like Folk City and The SpeakEasy in Greenwich Village. Several of his songs are now part of the Smithsonian Folkways collection. Upon the release of his first album "Pitchin’ Pennies" he began touring throughout the U.S. and made his first European tour in 1990. He has shared the stage with many of folk music’s best known names including Jesse Winchester, Pete Seeger, Bill Morrissey, NRBQ, Peter Case, Gillian Welch and Robert Earl Keene. He has played in such noted rooms as Nashville’s Bluebird Café and New York’s Bottom Line and has co-written songs with such notables as Fred Koller and Leroy Preston. A multi-instrumentalist, Wilkinson often plays guitar, mandolin, harmonica and jaw harp during concert.
The Hoovervilles features two of contemporary folk music’s most gifted musicians, Greg Anderson and Sara Milonovich. Both Sara and Greg have become respected in a variety of musical circles as players adept at crossing the boundaries that separate many different styles, combining a firm grounding in a wide range of folk forms with a rich palette of modern and world music influences. As a multi-instrumentalist playing in a variety of musical genres, Greg has performed and recorded with a long list of artists in the folk and traditional music worlds, as well as with many in the fields of rock, jazz, and contemporary music, including Cathie Ryan, Susan McKeown, Richard Shindell, Tommy Sands, The Klezmatics and folk-blues singer Dave Moore. Sara has been playing the violin since she was four years old. She joined The Adirondack Fiddlers at age seven, and at age twelve released her first album of traditional fiddle tunes. She toured the US and Ireland for several as a member of the Celtic/ bluegrass/ roots band The McKrells.
Refreshments provided. $10.00 donation please
August 5, 2005
Visual Quest Brings Catskills Artist to the Hudson Valley
September 12 – October 30th, 2005 @ Class of 1929 Gallery, West Point
Opening reception: September 25th at 3:30PM
West Point, NY – Starting in September, the Eisenhower Hall Theatre and the Class of 1929 Gallery will present an exhibition spotlighting upstate New York abstract artist Timothy Touhey. The show featuring bold canvases and sculptures by Touhey will run from September 12 through October 30th and can be viewed at the Class of 1929 Gallery which also affords magnificent Hudson River views seldom seen by visitors to West Point. The opening reception, on September 25th at 3:30 PM, coincides with the Sunday with Friends musical performance at Eisenhower Hall. The exhibit and reception are free.
According to Touhey, “From an early age, I knew art would be my life and consuming passion. At age 13, I earned my first paycheck doing illustrations. Despite a number of detours, I’ve continuously grown and intensified the focus on my personal path as an artist. As my understanding of art evolved through my studio work, an understanding of artists throughout history, and my studies at the School of Visual Arts, I realized the concept of art has many levels and directions. I began to find my path as a serious artist. I found that art equals energy in its creation or birth and that a work of art, when experienced for the first time, may evoke an internal and even cellular response, as well as an intellectual one.
In 1996, re-dedicating my life to my art, I began an eight -year study, a self- imposed challenge to expand my ‘visual equation’ by working with the basic linear elements of tables, chairs and doorways. I could focus on the fundamentals of art: color, structure, composition, surface relationships, as well as movement and foreground. As a result, I attained new levels of understanding and ability. Before this ‘study’, I felt that I really didn’t have any unique subject that I could sink my teeth into, so to speak. Now, several years after emerging from that structure, my art has taken the direction of color and form with no limitations.
The relationship and energy of color and form are the catalysts for my visual quest. I don’t seek a conclusion, but an attempt to have a relationship with an ongoing moment of possibility.”
Press on Timothy Touhey
“Looking at his art, it is certain that he will ‘shake things up a bit.’ His large canvases are filled with angular lines and bright colors. He has used tables, chairs and doorways as his visually identifiable subject matter for the past eight years. The real subjects of the paintings, however, are not the tables, windows and doorways, but the painting itself and the process of creating it.”
Sarah Taft - Catskill Mountain Guide, 2002
“Touhey is the quintessential expressionist, with boundless energy and determination.”
Bill Yost – West Point Cultural Arts Director, 2005
Works in the show include 28 new oil pastels hand framed by Touhey as well as his marble sculptures and bronze editions, and large-scale oil paintings. Touhey owns and directs The Gallery in Stamford, NY which he founded in 2002.
The Gallery: 607 652 4030
Studio: 607 538 9730
Class of 1929 Gallery
Eisenhower Hall Theatre
US Military Academy at West Point
845 938 2782
THE GALLERY permanently exhibits the artwork of Timothy Touhey.
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