OCTOBER: ALL MEMBERS EXHIBIT
Work by Artist Members and Associate Members
September 30 - November 1, 2015
Opening Reception Friday, October 2, 5 to 8 PM
Our October exhibition is open to all current and new Artist, Associate and Adjunct Members of ACGOW.
What gives birth to a creative thought? And how does an idea become a work of art that will take your breath away? Where exactly does inspiration come from?
In September, those who visit the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly will have a privileged look into what inspires artists Steve Sabella and Carey Williams. Those who appreciate the mystery of inspiration are invited to experience it from two completely different perspectives. The show’s opening reception will take place on Friday, September 4th from 5-8 PM.
New England’s nautical traditions and seaside homes inspire many pieces created by Steve Sabella that will be on view. From The Swim Platform Bed to the Boat Deck Table, Steve infuses curves, lines, and carvings that capture the nautical elements that make this region so unique. Steve began his artistic training at a young age building homes with his stepfather. Over the next 20 years, he apprenticed with a furniture maker on Nantucket Island and eventually became the furniture shop foreman designing and creating pieces that incorporated reclaimed lumber and historical artifacts. In addition to building furniture for others to enjoy, Steve has also designed and built most of the furniture in his 18th century home. With an artist’s passion, Steve painstakingly attends to every detail from turning to hand cut dovetails, rendering unique, heirloom quality works of art.
Painter, print maker, sculptor and fiber artist Carey Williams has combined artistic expression with a career in counseling and receives inspiration from the many clients she has worked with over the years. Educated at Central Connecticut University and The Pratt Institute, Carey uses art as a means of helping adults and children through emotional crises. Although she considers oil painting her primary form of expression, recently she has discovered the joys of printmaking, including printing on a gelatin plate, a carved block, and using a collagraph. Working from her studio in North Stonington, CT, Carey produces work filled with emotion and soul. In addition to being a member of the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, Carey Williams is also a member of The Mystic Art Association, and The Stonington Printmakers Society.
Work reflecting the inspiration of other gallery artists in a range of media from photography, painting and ceramics to textile art, sculpture and jewelry will also be on display.
Inspiration: What Inspiration Looks Like runs September 2 – September 27
OPENING RECEPTION FROM 5-8 PM
Steve Sabella and Carey Williams Featured Artists in
Inspiration: What Inspiration Looks Like
Featured Artists: Steve Sabella and Carey Williams
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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. Open to the public. Tax Free Shopping.
Please call 401-596-2221 or visit www.westerlyarts.com, Twitter, or our Face Book page for information about the show, ACGOW and its artists.