The ARTery Gallery invites you to an opening reception as artist member, Claude Larson, exhibits her latest collection, titled “Essential Connections”. These works were produced from materials on hand when regular sources of supplies became temporarily unavailable. Ample free time and solitude gave rise to abundant creative experimentation. Breaking free from the monotony of the social restrictions that kept everyone isolated, Claude took to her studio and looked for divergent ideas through exploratory design, diverse color palettes and a transformation in process. Stepping out of the usual random process that drives Claude’s past work, these pieces are more analytic in nature and deliberate in process. Selecting very limited color palettes in both her textile and acrylic pieces and trying unusual combinations to push her creative abilities gave rise to this body of work. It is a representation of the silent voice of art that keeps us connected to ourselves and each other. This show will be on exhibit and sale at The ARTery from July 9 through August 3rd, with an extended afternoon/evening reception scheduled for Saturday, July 11th from 3 – 8 pm to allow adequate space for visitors as they connect with the art and the artist. The exhibit will also be viewable on the gallery’s Facebook page
The first post-quarantine exhibit at the ARTery Gallery in Milford, “Glimpses of Soho” will be presented in June. Featuring three talented member artists, Liza J. Smith-Simpson, Madeline Tully and Chris Hobbs, the show emphasizes the importance of hoping for a brighter future even in the midst of edginess and sadness. When we think of Soho of the 1970’s, we think of a bohemian lifestyle that is free to explore new styles of art in the midst of chaos. The theme “Glimpses of Soho” is a reminder to all of us that true hardship breeds passion and creativity. The artists want to make this their tribute of hope to the New York City area. A tribute of encouragement to all that have gone above and beyond the call of duty and to show respect to all those that we have lost. The show will be an eclectic mixture of art by three very different artists.
Madeline Tully, whether painting in watercolor or oil paint, uses striking color and a style that can be reminiscent of the Old Masters or Impressionists. Her nostalgic work, like a memory, takes you back to that beautiful summer walk in the garden or city street, and like a fond memory, makes you feel happy. Viewing them, one can feel her love of natural settings and smell the fragrant flowers.
Madeline is an early member of the ARTery. Her formal training in art began at Washington Irving High School of Design in New York City, followed by oil painting for 8 years at the Forest Park School of Art under Robert Burrell. She took classes in watercolor at the Jackson Heights Art School for 5 years with Bob Moffett. She continued advanced watercolor training with Matilda Gretch and training in oils with Marie Liu. She has exhibited her beautiful work in NY and PA galleries.
Liza J. Smith-Simpson constructs both collage abstracts and lyrical landscapes with a rich and interesting color palette. She uses a variety of substrates, mediums and styles interchangeably. With a great love and respect for the grandeur of the world around her, she derives her subject matter from the places she has visited and places she would like to visit. Going back in time and into the future with her “Flight Paths” series, “Flight Paths XI” commemorates the first USA moon landing and will be featured in this exhibit.
After living in NYfor a short period of time, she came back to her beloved Sussex County, New Jersey where she has continued painting local scenes for over 15 years. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Caldwell University, she has since branched out of her comfort zone to change careers several times. She says, “Having successfully worked in all mediums and genre, I resist being put into any single category.” She studied watercolor, design and drawing with Hyo Chong Yoo at Upsala College and continues to take art workshops. Her paintings have been exhibited widely and have received numerous awards.
Chris Hobbs, a long time New Yorker, creates unique interpretations of iconic buildings and places as well as geometric abstracts, with vibrantly colored, three dimensional pen and ink art. This process is constructed of multiple layers of hand-colored graphics on paper stock which is assembled in layers and presented against a colored background in deep shadow box frames. The hours he spends making a single piece are too numerous to keep track of.
He started out doodling and making little drawings, until his wife encouraged him to do them on paper rather than on the back of napkins. As his work became more and more complex, he developed his own unique art form which amazes all gallery visitors. Chris, an inexhaustible and diverse person, also works as an arborist, softball umpire, and in real estate, as well as exhibiting his work throughout the country, which has won many awards.
The exhibit will be on display from June 11 through July 8, with an extended afternoon/evening reception scheduled for Saturday, June 20 from 3 – 8 pm (to lessen crowd size). Due to current uncertainty, the scheduled gallery reception is tentative, so call, check the website or Facebook page for updates as it gets closer. The exhibit will also be viewable on the galleries Facebook page.
March 13th – April 6th, 2020
Reception: Cancelled (We hope to have it at a later date)
You are free to come in and view the exhibit on your own.
For nearly a decade, the ARTery Gallery has been host to an annual exhibit for the art students of Delaware Valley High School. This year is no exception, with the exhibit “2020 Vision” on display for an entire month beginning in March. The public is invited to the reception on Saturday evening March 14 to meet the young artists and view their fabulous creations.
Celebrating the Arts
Delaware Highlands Conservancy
Art in Your Space
September at Milford’s ARTery Gallery features an exhibition of the works of two exciting and vastly different artists. Laura Dudes, with her multi-layered, dimensional images, creates works of high-intensity color with which she aims to create an experience of joy. Kate Horan’s artwork, semiabstract and mostly figurative, aims through color, line and form to create visual meaning that she hopes will make the viewer think.
As a way to illustrate the divergent aesthetic of the two artists, each has agreed to create in her own style a work based on the same photograph of a dilapidated old barn in a gone-to-seed landscape. The paintings will hang on either side of the enlarged photograph displayed in the central window of the gallery.
The exhibition, titled “Art in Your Space” to emphasize the importance of art in your own environment, will open Thursday, September 12, and run through Monday, October 7. A reception, open to the public, will be held the evening of Saturday, September 14, from 6 to 9 pm. This is a chance to meet the artists and the rest of the co-op artist members, while sipping wine and sampling the many goodies offered for free.
Fire and Water
Runs August 8th thru September 9th
A wine and cheese reception will be held August 10th from 6-9pm
Celebrating the art of mother nature, Hadley’s Earth Crystals join with artist Claude Larson for an exhibit titled “Fire and Water” at The ARTery Gallery in Milford, PA. Jan and Jim Hadley who have built a business on their 30 year passion for the beauty and patterns found in crystals and minerals, will share their knowledge and amazing collection in this featured show. Alongside these natural works of art, Claude Larson will exhibit her nature inspired work incorporating fiber and mixed media. This show features countless, stunning one-of-a-kind wonders for show and sale.
From the fiery depths of Earth, a broad spectrum of color, geometric shapes and universal patterns emerge in this hand-pick collection of crystals and minerals. The vibrant reds and oranges evoke a connection with the volcanic and solar energies while the cool tones of blue and green reflect the calming energies of flowing water.
Through their depth of knowledge, Jim and Jan seek to educate the public about the mineralogy and metaphysical aspects of their collected stones. As the Earth’s temporary caretakers, Jim and Jan are committed to exhibiting their hand selected crystals in order for the right person to make an energetic connection with the particular stone that is meant for them.
Claude Larson uses the forces of water and melting snow to create unique textiles with one-of-a-kind patterns. She incorporates such processes as rusting, hand-dyeing, snow-dyeing and marbling to create her fiber and mixed media pieces. Elements of her work include bold color, shape, line and pattern. Natural events create the basis for her inspiration, from the rising of the moon in its many phases to the treasures she’s collected from the edge of the ocean. She views natural wonders as the muse for her art and incorporates fiber, stitch, paint and visual balance in her pieces to express her inner reflection of the natural world onto an outer surface.
American Travels II
at the ARTery, located at 210 Broad Street, Milford, PA.
Madeline an early member of the ARTery, which will be a 20 year old cooperative this July 2019. Her work is popular with visitors to the gallery. Her paintings use striking color and a style reminiscent of the Old Masters and Impressionists to depict scenes and florals with a romantic flair. Her works have a vibrance and elegant appeal. Her portraiture feels romantic as if from a by gone era. You can feel her love of natural settings and elegant flowers flowing from her richly colored paintings. Tully’s work takes you back to that beautiful summer walk in the garden or a nostalgic look back in time.
Madeline’s formal training in art began at Washington Irving High School for Designing in New York City, followed by oil painting for 8 years at the Forest Park School of Art under Robert Burrell. She began classes in watercolor at the Jackson Heights Art School for 5 years with Bob Moffett. She studied pastels using models with Dan Slapo in NY. Then upon relocating to Milford, PA, She also completed drawing classes with Alice Stolle, classes with Len Gasp in Warwick and many other teachers throughout the years. She continued advanced training in watercolor with Matilda Gretch and training in oils with Marie Liu. She has exhibited in Middletown Art League, Orange County Community College, Pike County Arts and Crafts, Golden Fish Gallery, Star Gallery, Hall of the Trotter in Goshen for classes in Mono.
Liza J Smith-Simpson
Her saying has been “Every Path Leads to a Journey.” Her journey has nurtured diversity in her work. Just as America is diverse, her journey has nurtured diversity in her work, which is reflected with a variety of mediums, substrates and styles she uses interchangeably. She derives most of her subject matter from nature, finding the country roads, rivers, lakes and even NY City scenes of great inspiration. She has a natural gift for capturing the beauty and peacefulness of water.
If she isn’t sitting outside painting and sketching she will use her camera as a record of the view that has inspired her. It’s not just about putting on canvas what she loves. It is also about capturing the viewer’s interest by using a compositional formula and providing focal points. The golden ratio is used in “Bowmen’s Island View SC” where She also achieves the capture of the rich sunset colors, and the skill of painting the stillness of the water.
Her natural curiosity to discover what’s going on behind the scenes has lead her to develop her successful abstract series. “Flight Paths”, “The Future is a Portal” and “Coming in for a Landing” are constructed using rich color palettes and handmade collage pieces. The “Flight Paths” series incorporates her love for space and time travel in a more figurative style. This is a striking contrast to her realistic landscapes.
Liza received a Bachelor of Art with a major in Psychology from Caldwell University. She studied with Hyo Chong Yoo in college and in recent years with classes with Robert Burridge. Her paintings have been purchased for private collections in the U.S. and Canada. She has also taken many place awards and is involved with several art associations in the tri-state area.