“The Great American Landscape” at The Flinn Gallery Showcases the Talents of 9 Inspiring Artists

Color lavishly applied in Jivan Lee's painting of the Southwest, one of nine artists represented in the show

Karen Sheer

Color lavishly applied in Jivan Lee’s painting of the Southwest, one of nine artists represented in the show. Credit: Karen Sheer

The showing of “The Great American Landscape,” a new selection of 55 superb, and color saturated panoramas opened Thursday, January 17, and continues at the Flinn Gallery on the second floor of the Greenwich Library until January 27.

Folk singer Woody Guthrie’s legendary song,“This Land Is Your Land” serves as a lyrical reminder of the the richness and diversity of our country’s terrain, with nine artist represented in this show, they interpret with difference styles and mediums.

Curators of the show, York Baker, Barbara Richards assisted by Katy Finnell, Joan Stern and Diane Stevens have assembled a stimulating exhibit that includes a broad spectrum of places, moods, and artistic techniques.

Lighthearted artist, Mariella Bisson shows her work of textural collages and uneven surfaces. Credit: aren Sheer

Lighthearted artist, Mariella Bisson shows her work of textural collages and uneven surfaces. Credit: Karen Sheer

All works are for sale, and benefit the public programs of The Friends of the Greenwich Library. York Baker, one of the curators of the show expressed “these magnificent paintings would look beautiful in anyone’s home, and can make the perfect holiday gift – an artist would be happy to personalize any purchase.”

Many artists were available to chat about their works at the opening, which was tightly filled with art enthusiasts. Jay Friedenberg, who is also a professor of psychology at Manhattan College expressed “he is influenced by French impressionist masters, such as Georges Seurat” and describes his technique as “broken color.” It’s hard not to fall in love with John Griebsch’s photography, which he captures from his 1952 Cessna, 1,000 feet above his landscapes. He achieves a painterly sense of composition and strong graphic quality.

Artist Craig Mooney with his paintings of New England countryside scenes, an emotionally expressive interpretation. Credit: Karen Sheer

Artist Craig Mooney with his paintings of New England countryside scenes, an emotionally expressive interpretation. Credit: Karen Sheer

Artist Michael Thornton-Smith's paintings are brimming with skies and a source of light which is constantly changing

Artist Michael Thornton-Smith’s paintings are brimming with skies and a source of light which is constantly changing

. Credit: Karen Sheer

Artist Jay Friendenberg’s pastels of coasts and and desert geography create vivid impressions. Credit: Karen Sheer

New York photographer John Griebsch pursues ariel photography of familiar landscapes as a fine art. Credit: Karen Sheer

New York photographer John Griebsch pursues ariel photography of familiar landscapes as a fine art. Credit: Karen Sheer

Artists enjoying the evening, and speaking with the appreciative company. Credit: Karen Sheer

Artists enjoying the evening, and speaking with the appreciative company. Credit: Karen Sheer

Curators of this majestic show: York Baker ,Barbara Richards, Joan Stern, Diane Stevens and Katy Finnell. Credit: Karen Sheer

Curators of this majestic show: York Baker, Barbara Richards, Joan Stern, Diane Stevens and Katy Finnell. Credit: Karen Sheer

Paintings by artist Travis Walker focuses on Western settings

Paintings by artist Travis Walker focuses on Western settings

Artist Nate Burbeck paints large panoramic landscapes of Midwestern scenes. Credit: Karen Sheer

Artist Nate Burbeck paints large panoramic landscapes of Midwestern scenes. Credit: Karen Sheer

Many works by artist Michael Thornton-Smith

Many works by artist Michael Thornton-Smith

For the love of Art: crowds gathered in admiration. Credit: Karen Sheer

For the love of Art: crowds gathered in admiration. Credit: Karen Sheer

Credit: Karen Sheer

Credit: Karen Sheer

The entrance to the gallery. Credit: Karen Sheer

The entrance to the gallery. Credit: Karen Sheer

“The Great American Landscape” is at the Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Library, and runs through January 27, 2016

The Flinn Gallery:

Mon – Wed, Fri, Sat 10 am – 5 pm

Thurs 10 am – 8 pm

Sun 1 pm – 5 pm

Greenwich Library, 2nd Floor, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. Tel. (203) 622.7947


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