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REMEMBERING LOIS KUCK
A Tribute from Don Whomsley
Lois was a great, unrecognized talent. It’s not often that one creates their own medium. She did. Her sculptured portraits are amazing. Lois was a talented painter as well. The home she and George built is full of her work. When I first took a guided tour of the house, I was amazed at the extent of her creativity. Grom the curved walls to the curved walls to the curved staircase, the bed made from a fallen tree and the unique lighting in the dining area. I’m sure George was hard pressed to keep up with her creativity, doing most of the work.
Of all the artists I have known, over many years, her work is the most unique. I’m sure in the years to come, her great work will be recognized and appreciated. Too bad she was not a teacher. Now her method of construction will be lost for ever. The house is something to see and I would pay to enter and tour the museum that she and George have created.
Lois Kuck was a long time member of the Arts League and has lent her incredible talent to numerous CAL projects. She has shared her unique artwork with us in many shows. The photo above and below is of Lois and George in 2008 when George was helping to install the beautiful awning that Lois had designed and painted for the Arts League front porch.
Audrey Rooney shared this photo of Lois’s “Portrait of a Lady” that has traveled to Kentucky with Audrey.
Angela Ranzoni shared this photo of Lois with her self-portrait, her first dimensional artwork.
DAVID BIEHLER ON EXHIBIT AT THE IMPERIAL HOTEL
David Biehler’s photographs are showing at the Imperial Hotel through the month of January. A local photographer based here in Chestertown and also in Northern Virginia, David has chosen images for this exhibit that convey the character of Chestertown and other seaside and water oriented communities. The views from the bridge of sunsets and fireworks over the tall ships are unique, especially with the orientation of the moon. These views capture a moment in time that can never be duplicated. All of these images are the way they actually appeared; there is no digital manipulation.
This philosophy has become a trademark of David’s work. It might be a frog floating in a reed filled pond with the sun illuminating and highlighting the animal’s skin texture and eyes or the trees in the morning snow at Wilmer Park. It might be the tidal waves at driftwood beach on Jekyll Island. That is the beauty of still photography – it enables the viewer to savor the moment that may have been only a fleeting instant. All work is printed on archival materials using Epson pigments and papers. They will last a lifetime if properly handled and displayed.
David is active in camera clubs in both Virginia and Maryland. He has served as President of the Vienna, Virginia Photographic Society and maintains their web site. He has been published in such prestigious magazines as Nature’s Best. David’s favorite photography locations cover the east coast from the Carolinas to Nova Scotia as well as the mountains and landscape of Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
LOIS KUCK CHOSEN FOR ARTIST OF THE WEEK
Lois Kuck was chosen as the “Artist of the Week” for Visual Overture Magazine for the week of November 28. The magazine says that “These noteworthy artists will only be available for viewing for one week each, so check back often to see each “Artist of the Week!” Check her out that week on their website at http://visualoverture.com/artistoftheweek.htm.
Mary Pritchard Exhibiting at the Imperial Hotel
Mary Pritchard’s “Barns” are on display at the Imperial Hotel through mid- November. Famous for her pastel barns, Mary shares about her art, “I think of reality as a springboard to experimentation and exploration. In this regard, a working farmyard offers endless possibilities-a fascinating combination of shapes and values, light and shadow, the geometry of manmade structures and the textures of fields and trees. The challenge is to retain a “sense of place” while creating a new reality-one that exists on the two-dimensional surface and consists of the dynamic interplay between pigment and paper.”
ART RECEPTION FOR TERRY WOLF AT HERON POINT ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 FROM 5 TO 7PM
Terry Wolf, has been a long time member of CAL and a favorite paintert of many local artists. At an early age, he became aware of painting as a way to express his interest in his surroundings and the people that he has known. Terry works in many mediums, but presently watercolor, pastel, and tempera are best suited to express his ideas. Many of the landscapes he has painted are near his home in Church Hill, Maryland where he lives with his wife Pam and their home in Tenants Harbor Maine.
Terry has studied art at the Taylor School of Art, the Delaware Art Museum with Henry Peacock, the Barnes Foundation, Merion, PA and with John Dehlinger, Maine Tempera Painter. He is a member of the Society of Tempera Painters. He has exhibited in many local and regional galleries and also in some galleries in Maine.
This show features his most recent work and runs from September 1 to October 31. You are invited to attend the reception and stop by any day from 10am to 5pm at Heron Point, 501 E. Campus Ave. Chestertown, MD.
Bob and Dawn Miller Exhibit Their Photography at the Imperial Hotel
You can see the photography of CAL members Bob and Dawn Miller at the Imperial Hotel’s banquet room throughout the month of September. Dawn and Bob Miller havebeen pursuing photography together for over eight years. Bob brings thirty years of experience photographing in both film and digital media, and Dawn adds her artistic background to the newest digital creativity. They enjoy traveling together in search of exotic places to photograph, but still find that some of the best subjects are close to home. They are honored to share their fine art photography with the Chestertown community. They hope you enjoy their gallery showing.