Michelle Moran and Barbara Adrienne Rosen
APRIL 1 - JUNE 10, 2018
Artist Reception: Saturday, April 14, 3-5 pm
For more information, call 914.806.3573
Michelle Moran received her BFA in commercial art from New Jersey City University, Masters studies in art education at Montclair University and master classes with Thomas Locker in painting. She worked as an art educator and program designer at the Morris Museum of NJ until she moved to Woodstock NY in 2002 to pursue her art full time.
I am inspired by the beauty and ever-changing landscape of the Catskill region. Lately, I have taken this to an abstract level where I attempt to tap into my sensual experience from nature. The sky, mountains, water, trees, movement, light, and color inspire me in their memories. My brush leads, and I follow.
BARBARA ADRIENNE ROSEN
Barbara Adrienne Rosen received her BFA in painting and pottery at UCLA and the San Francisco Art Institute. The death of her parents when she was twenty propelled her onto her spiritual path, first as a student of Gurdjieff’s Work and then as a student of Zen Buddhism. In the Gurdjieff community, with its emphasis on self-knowledge and physical work with others, she began working as a potter and tile maker. Beginning in 1984, Barbara slowly returned to painting. Her work is represented in private collections in California, New York State, the UK and Poland, and galleries in New York State and California. She is also represented in the Pfizer collection in NYC.
My painting began in play, from the pure pleasure of applying color and paint to paper and canvas. My goal was to see and really observe the simplicity and the clarity of things in life. That attempt was repeated again and again, until in a certain painting a decision was made to carry the energy of some exquisite yellow flowers beyond the boundaries of the visual.
For further information and photographs, please contact Woodstock Art Exchange at 914 806 3573 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 12 - 6 pm, or by appointment.