words || woods art exhibit opening July 29, 5-7 pm

ASCC Ebneth Pruiksma July 2017Join us Saturday July 29 from 5-7 pm for the opening reception of woods || words.  Inspired by our regional landscape and the long association of the woods as a place of reflection (both Thoreau and Dante come to mind), our summer exhibit “words || woods” explores the interconnections between getting lost and becoming found – and how words and woods can be a place where we become lost, and in the process, find clarity and new understanding.  The exhibit, featuring the art of ASCC faculty members Sara Pruiksma and Tim Ebneth, is on view here at the Art School from July 28-September 14.  An opening reception to meet the artists is Saturday July 29 from 5- 7 pm.  The reception is free and open to the public and refreshments are served.

Sara Pruiksma has been engaged with observing the interaction between wildflowers and woodside flora.  She shares “There is my sense of the ‘gesture’ of the flower.  The more I work with flowers, the more I relate to them.  To me, the flowers become figures with language – they bow to each other and I see how they interact.  And I like how fanciful they are; they have this inherent sense of humor, something that lends itself to a lot of further investigation.”  Pruiksma received her MFA from the State University of New York, and her paintings and sculptures have been exhibited widely, and she is the Curatorial Assistant for the Arts and Culture Program at the Albany International Airport.  She is teaching an upcoming class in watercolor at ASCC this fall.  More information is on her website: www.sarapruiksma.com.

Reflecting on his work, Tim Ebneth shares “My work combines words and paint and line and color. A walk in the forest and its exploration and unfolding is like time in the studio. It’s new and unknown. It’s solitary and quiet. Contemplative. I find a path in life with my art.”  Ebneth teaches extensively at ASCC, and has classes in abstracted painting, mixed media collage, and drawing & mixed media offered in July and August.  He studied fine art at the Pratt Institute and graduated from the School of Visual Arts.  He has been a set designer and stylist for photo shoots, videos and commercials, and his professional work can be seen in Vanity Fair, O Magazine and The New York Times.  Since moving to the Hudson Valley, the surrounding landscape serves as newfound inspiration for Tim’s drawing, painting and mixed media pieces.  More information is on his website: www.timebneth.com

Join us for this exciting and innovative exhibit celebrating our regional landscape.

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