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  • Remembering Robert Lyall Flock (1928-2017) by Nancy Weekly

    Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Bob Flock was such a bundle of energy, bubbling over with smiles and chatter, that it’s hard to imagine him gone. 

  • Remembering Calvin Rand by Scott Propeack

    Wednesday, January 4, 2017

     As members of our community pass we look back on their accomplishments and the role that they played in the community. 

  • Jozef Bajus: Artist, Educator, and Mentor

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    Utilizing materials considered “byproducts”, Jozef’s art challenges viewers to consider the impact of our consumer lifestyles through his artworks. 

  • Watercolor Effects on Cermics

    Tuesday, December 13, 2016

    When comparing the watercolor painting by Charles E.Burchfield’s Wind-Blown Asters, the colors and techniques he used are somewhat similar to ceramics artists who create watercolor effects. 

  • How Was There? Wonders MaryBeth Parrinello

    Sunday, December 11, 2016

    I wondered if there would be anyone at Friday night's bash that was at the opening 50 years ago. 

  • Realist of the Real

    Thursday, December 1, 2016

    “James s Florentine’s watercolor paintings speak more eloquently than photographs.” 

  • Margaret Huddy: Plein Air Watercolor

    Thursday, December 1, 2016

    Margaret Huddy notes: “I love to paint white things … because I can have so much fun with the color.” 

  • Honoring Veterans Day

    Friday, November 11, 2016

    A good way to commemorate Veterans Day is coming to Burchfield Penney 2nd Friday to see the World War I artifacts that were Charles Cary Rumsey's

  • Saint of the Day from Mary Beth Parrinello

    Tuesday, November 8, 2016

    While looking for this week, I found that Tuesday, November 8th's saint is Castorius. Never heard of him, so a quick look up revealed is the Patron Saint of SCULPTORS!!

  • Cecily Brown: Contemporary Watercolor Painter

    Monday, November 7, 2016

    Cecily Brown is a British contemporary painter who uses themes of sexuality and pushes them to their extreme.

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