What: Dream State, a new art show opening reception
Where: Art Gallery of Viera in The Avenue
2261 Town Center Avenue, Suite 111, Viera, FL 32940
When: September 13th, 2014 from 6 to 9 pm
Contact: Jerry Hanzl 321-633-4075 email@example.com
On Saturday September 13th, from 6 to 9 pm, the Art Gallery of Viera in the Avenue, will present their newest art show, “Dream State”. Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.
Come and enjoy the dreams and visions of the artists of AGoV. Register to win, “Magical Mystery City” a print by artist Dij Pacarro and enjoy a watercolor demonstration by J. Susan Cole Stone.
|Sunset Sail by J. Susan Cole Stone|
Susan is the gallery’s executive director and will be the gallery’s featured artist for September. J. Susan Cole Stone grew up drawing and painting in New England and attended Paier School of Art in New Haven, Connecticut. Susan had a studio and lived in Westerly, Rhode Island for over 30 years, relocating to Florida over four and a half years ago. She has found a true home here and revels in the new environment and all the new subject matter.
Well-known for her attention to detail, particularly in her architectural and wildlife paintings, Susan’s work is in private collections across the country and in such far-flung places as Australia, Italy and France. Susan is able to render a detailed and accurate architectural drawing or painting from life, from blueprints or even the concept sketched out on a napkin. Her experience extends to illustration, illustrating many books, publications and many commercial graphics projects. Watercolor is her favorite medium followed closely by pen & ink and colored pencil. She teaches classes at the gallery in those mediums and perspective drawing as well as basic drawing. She says, “I learn as much from my teaching as the students do.”
One of the common subjects in Susan’s paintings is abandoned houses and barns. She writes, “A subject I often paint is houses, or bits of architectural detail of houses. But an abandoned house is something even more special to me. While I am drawn to paint the interesting detail, the way the light reflects in a window or the way the shadow falls at a particular time of day, the thing that truly draws me in is that at some mysterious point in time, the last person walked out of this house, shut the door, walked away and no person has ever lived there again. Why did that happen? What happened? No one lives there anymore. There are no more celebrations, no births or deaths, no laughter, no tears, as there once was in this place. For me, there is a sad poignancy to a house that has been left. In time, it will crumble into the ground and disappear as well. But there remains a spiritual quality to an abandoned house. The people are gone, but they have left a part of themselves within its walls. The house tells us something of their stories.”