CUSHING — The Summer 2021 season opener at Arts in the Barn, in Cushing, will be “Water Works,” Friday, July 16 - Sunday, July 18.
Artwork by Gwen Sylvester and Mary Ann Heinzen will exhibit their work in water-media, sharing their techniques and methods with free daily demonstrations.
Artists’ Reception: Friday, July 16, from 5 - 7 p.m.
And Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., with demonstrations:
Gwen Sylvester at 1 p.m.
Mary Ann Heinzen at 3 p.m.
Gwen Sylvester - My work is based on seeing and responding to the power of nature and the quiet beauty in the world. Being passionate about the need to be pro-active in protecting habitats, some of my paintings engage threatened and endangered plants, animals, insects and birds. My artistic process is an exploration in color, pattern and texture. I often paint in watercolor or acrylic with unconventional tools to produce a rich variety of surfaces and color. I utilize various painting methods to push through to more imaginative and inventive interpretations.
Mary Ann Heinzen – Exploring the possibilities of watercolor painting for many years, I still find this medium dynamic and challenging. Balancing control with letting go, like skiing downhill, is never boring. I try to make an emotional statement about my subject, by using strong value and color. Using a wet into wet technique allows the colors to blend in often surprising but beautiful ways, creating a dialogue between me and the paper.
Arts In The Barn, 17 Hathorne Point Road, Cushing, is part of the Cushing Historical Society, (a not for profit 501c3)