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Fine Art Gallery Reception
Sunday March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFREE
Enjoy an afternoon of hors d’oeuvres and refreshments as you walk Sunnybrook’s halls to enjoy the wonderful new pieces of artwork. One lucky guest will take home a Benjamin Williamson print and 10% of all sales will benefit People Plus of Brunswick; a company working to support healthy and independent lifestyles for older adults.
Meet the Artists
“Lyrical Abstractions” Collages by Florence Sillen
Florence Sillen grew up in New York City and studied art and art history at Pratt Institute, The School of Visual Art and Empire State College. After working in the world of public relations and advertising, Florence took advantage of an opportunity to live and paint in Paris. She stayed for three years, painting portraits and still life. Florence once explained why she focused on realistic paintings during her stay in France. “Although I have always been attracted to painting abstractions, I wanted to explore realism to round out my skills. And it was fascinating and challenging to paint faces, limbs, cloth. To attempt to recreate the delicate folds of fabric, and the interplay of light and shadow that one sees in the Old Masters. I found I could master many of the effects they achieved. I used these in the portraits I painted at that time. But in the end, what interests me most is the rhythmic interaction of line, form and color that create a new universe of shapes and space. For me, abstract painting has some of the characteristics of music. Perhaps Kandinsky said it best: ‘Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have heightened sensitivity for composition and for color, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential.'” Florence’s paintings have appeared in Exhibits at The Chocolate Church in 2003 and 2005, and she has exhibited at the AIR Gallery, NYC, The Martina Hamilton Gallery, NYC, at St. Anne’s Church Brooklyn NY and at the Académie Gallery in Paris. Her portraits and still life painting are in a number of private collections. Select piece will be offered for sale.
Coast of Maine Photography by Benjamin Williamson
Benjamin lives in Brunswick, Maine with his wife and two dogs. He started taking photos in 2012. Things took off quickly as he found a true passion for capturing beautiful moments and exploring places that interest him. Some of the biggest factors influencing his work are his long-standing interests in weather and history.
These have combined in images that feature historic architecture, lighthouses, and other man-made objects in dramatic light and conditions. His focus right now is on making images that tell stories about the places he has lived in and visited, and sharing those through selling prints online, in stores, and also sharing through new and traditional media channels.
Other Community Calendars:
- Patten Free Library Calendar
- City of Bath Government Calendar
- Sagadahoc Preservation Calendar
- Morse High School Calendar
- Morse High Spring Sports Calendar (PDF)
- Regional School Unit 1 Calendar (Includes all schools)
- Chocolate Church Arts Center – Concerts & Events
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