Circle of Artists’ Exhibit “A Moment in Time” with “Freedom” Theme at Hoard Museum

The Circle of Artists group (formally Visionary Artists) will hold its Summer 2019 art exhibit at The Hoard Museum Gallery located at 401 Whitewater Avenue in Fort Atkinson, WI.  The opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 8th from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.  The paintings will be on display until June 22nd during regular museum hours, Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The theme of capturing a moment in time has inspired the artists to create paintings that reflect their own interpretations of moments in time that are meaningful to them.  The paintings are done in a variety of mediums, colors and textures that reflect each of the artists’ varied styles.

As a special focus on “Freedom” each artist has also created one piece of art that pays tribute to freedom. These seven paintings will be displayed together to highlight what freedom means to them.

The artists hope that the viewing public will enjoy their efforts to stop time in its tracks through their paintings. They invite you to meet them at their opening reception and enjoy the experience of seeing what they have created.

Barbara Grant: “I enjoy experimenting with various media in my work.  For this exhibit regarding “moments” I depict elements that give me pause, discovering animal tracks, love letters, pink skies, etc.” 

John Dynkowski:  “I paint in watercolor as well as abstract collage.  Most of my work has a serenity theme for the viewer to escape into.”

Marilyn Fuerstenberg:   “For this show I challenged myself to paint subjects that have eluded my abilities in the past. “Give me a moment to paint that” was my inspiration for this show. Of course, I always have to include a few of my favorite floral paintings. I paint exclusively in watercolor.”

 Thomas Jewell:  “My subjects of interest are landscapes, horses, wildlife and portraiture.  I gain my inspirations from the natural world around me.  My color palette is derived from the primary and earth-tone colors. I love to explore the color ranges and light affects I can create as I challenge myself to grasp the magic beauty of landscapes, the elegance of the horse or the soul of portraiture subjects. I create in acrylic, oil, watercolor, and graphite mediums.”

Mary Nevicosi: “My art isn’t about realism or even rationalism. It is simply about putting brush to canvas every day and making colors and movements that thrill me.”

Sylvia Linton:  “My muse finds it hard to stay on one path, so I find joy in trying new ways of painting. For this show I have included watercolors, fluid acrylic pours, a collage, and an alcohol ink painting, finding beauty in the natural world and amusement in the world of my own imagination.”

Varla Bishop: Varla Bishop paints in watercolor and acrylic. She especially enjoys painting portraits of people depicting moments in time. She is also a pet portrait artist and visitors will see her love for animals in her work.

Circle of Artists: Varla Bishop, John Dynkowski, Marilyn Fuerstenberg, Barb Grant, Tom Jewell, Sylvia Linton, Mary Nevicosi.  

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