Current DisplayLedyard Gallery:
Dreamscape with Horse by Marilyn Milham Self Portrait by Owen McDowell
Paintings and Etchings by Marilyn Milham and Owen McDowell
Saturday, July 26 through Wednesday, August 27
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 7 from 5-7pm
Howe Library invites you to join us for a reception for Paintings and Etchings, on Thursday, August 7 from 5-7p.m. The exhibit will be on display in the Ledyard Gallery from July 26 through August 27.
Artist Marilyn Milham writes:
Over the years people have asked me questions like "what is art" and "what do your prints mean?" I was never sure how to answer and, to be honest, am still not. But being older now (much older) I have a better idea, I think, about what they mean and what my definition of art is. As for my definition of art it goes something like this: art is making decisions on a two or three-dimensional surface by an artist based on his or her life experiences that speak to the human condition and perhaps hints at the future. As for my prints I believe they represent what was going on in my life based on the socio-political climate in which they were created as well as in my personal life. To this end I think working in a representational style is better suited to me than artwork done in a more abstract or conceptual format.
Artist Owen McDowell writes:
My subject matter from early on has been a fascination with window images, in which I saw my shadowy reflection blending into my surroundings at the time of viewing. Each work became a momentary snapshot of an environmental journey, in varying locations. Gradually with time, my work morphed into also juxtaposing contrasting images to create a similar ethereal feeling as those achieved in the window reflecting paintings, while allowing me more freedom over my composition.
Display Cases in August:
Cafe Area Case: Bow Ties - a newly established local business by Ryan Farr
Teen Area Case: Artwork for Lizi Boyd's forthcoming children's book, Flashlight.
Ledyard Gallery in September: Portraits by Sande French-Stockwell and other artists