North Country ARTS Opened “Celebration Exhibit”
On Saturday, November 19th, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, North Country ARTS hosted an open house for their ”Celebration Exhibit” in their main gallery at Suite #120 in The Shirt Factory. The atmosphere was festive as patrons, art lovers, artists and community members mingled throughout the gallery.
The day before the event, Artist Colleen Shannon spoke of the two pieces that she was featuring and the process of creating her art. She said, “I love a blank canvas, because the possibilities are endless with a blank canvas.” When filling out her canvas, Colleen sometimes uses word prompts, or simple swatches of color. As she adds to the canvas, the image begins to take form; at that point, the process starts to slow down. There are times during the process that she has to walk away from the piece and give her thoughts time to evolve… She admits that it can be hard to know when a piece is finished, and that she has occasionally taken paintings too far and had to start over. But, when a painting is just right and near completion, she adds texture to it. Colleen is currently exhibiting two of her creations: Never Alone and Wanderlust.
During the opening, artist Paige was a welcoming presence at the wine, cider and apple bar. Paige and partner Prince own and operate Pastel Prince out of the Garden Level of The Shirt Factory. They provided two pieces for the show – Daddy Krumpus and Surreal Celebration. Surreal Celebration is a commentary on modern society’s programming of youth and the evolution of finding one’s own way through life’s challenges.
The exhibit will be open to the public for six weeks, and can be viewed Thursday through Sunday, between the hours of 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Paintings and ceramics will be on display and for sale through the holiday season. For more information, email Info@northcountryarts.org, or check out the website at NorthCountryArts.org