At the closing reception for the exhibition “The Color of Light” currently at the Emile A Gruppe Gallery in Jericho, the artist, Joe Bolger, will give a power point talk on the ‘Fundamentals of Landscape Painting’. This event is free . Gallery hours are from 10 am to 3 pm.
Bolger says in his artist statement, “ In my work the main focus is the light. I paint the shapes of color created by the light, the light key of nature. My path as an artist was positively influenced by the teachings of Emile A Gruppe, although I was never fortunate enough to meet him.” Bolger’s description of Gruppe’s works: “ they express the beauty of New England with a simplicity of design, natural light, bold color, and expressive brushwork”, can definitely be applied to his own work. Bolger has a strong palette and his own voice in expressing the beauty of the world around him.
Sunday, November 18, 2018
2pm – 4pm
Show runs Nov 18 through Dec 30
Fishing by Moonlight by John Opulski
John M. Opulski
John Opulski’s mission is to erase convention from his palette. Classically trained in renowned institutions, he
has found his niche in magical realism. Creative use of shadows and light immerse one in the mystery of his
work. Strong figures are prominent in many of his paintings.
John trained at the Art Students League in New York City, and graduated in the top of his class at the Art
Center College of Design. He trained and mentored under other established artists while working for
advertising and graphic agencies.
Today his art is found in private collections and gallery spaces in Vermont and in his studio. He offers
workshops, classes and private instruction. He has a soft spot for teaching art to children and has collaborated
with the Jericho Town Library on several projects.