August Exhibit

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.

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June Exhibit

American Travels II

A reception will be held from 6 to 9 pm on Saturday, June 8,
at the ARTery, located at 210 Broad Street, Milford, PA.

The exhibit runs through July 7.

Madeline Tully

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

Abstract by 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.

by Liza J Smith Simpson

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.