Picture by Ellen Goodlin
Poet Jeffrey Harrison
Performance at 7:00 in the Westerly Arts Cafe in the Gallery.
$10 donation per person accepted at the door.
For more information, see the Events page.
...also appearing October 21st:
The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly is located at
7 Canal Street in downtown Westerly, RI. The Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday 11AM to 7PM and Sunday, 1-5PM.
Please call 401-596-2221 or visit www.westerlyarts.com
instrumental blues, soul, jazz
Larry Chevian, guitar
Lenny Bellett, bass
Steve Morrocco, percussion
Features Nancy Nielsen and Liz McGee
18th century Spanish master Francesco de Goya, speaking of line and form in painting, said, “There is only light and shadow.” For the month of September, the Artist’s Cooperative Gallery of Westerly will present “A Place of Change" – Colors, Light and Shadow. The show will feature the work of photographer Nancy Nielsen and watercolorist Liz McGee and will also include explorations of the subject by dozens of other gallery members working in a wide range of media.
Before taking on the challenge of photography, Nancy Nielsen experimented with lots of creative means of expression over the years including costume design, painting, and jewelry-making. These days, Ms. Nielsen likes to take photographs that leave the viewer pondering their origin. Rather than seeing the whole, she prefers to explore pieces of her subject in order to capture details. Enhanced by light’s refraction and reflection, details of the ordinary often become extraordinary studies of color and texture.
Nielsen has received numerous awards from the Art League of Rhode Island, the Warwick Art Museum, the East Greenwich Art Club, the Wickford Art Association, and more.
Watercolor artist Liz McGee studied textile design at the Rochester Institute of Technology and art at the Lyme Academy of Art in Lyme, Connecticut. She has been working as a full-time artist for the last 10 years. McGee’s work can be found in numerous shows, galleries and exhibits in Southeastern Connecticut and in private collections in the United States and England.
According to the artist, art is not about the straight line. It is the subtleties of, nuances and transparent qualities of the watercolor paint and learning how to let the paint do what it does naturally with skilled control that is the key to success in this art form. “The best quality about this medium,” says Liz, “is its ability to surprise.”
“A Place of Change” will open on Wednesday, August 31, at the Gallery at 7 Canal Street in Westerly. On Friday, September 2, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, the Gallery will host an opening reception featuring wine and hors d’oeuvres. All gallery openings are free and open to the public.
Music will be provided by guitarist Dave Zuckerbraun.
In addition to the September show, ACGOW will, launch its newest endeavor, The Westerly Arts Café, on September 9, at 7 PM with a showing of the documentary film, “Carved from Stone” -Legacy of a Granite Town.
The Westerly Arts Café is meant to provide a meeting place where art meets the community. More information about the inaugural event and other events throughout September and beyond is available on the gallery’s website. The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly is located at 7 Canal Street in downtown Westerly, RI. The Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 7 PM and on Sundays from 1-5 PM. Please call 401-596-2221 with any questions and visit www.westerlyarts.com or their FaceBook page for information about the show, ACGOW and its artists.