There Are Places I Remember Watercolor Art Exhibit

December 9, 2023 3:00 PM

Greetings,


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact:

Standing Rock Cultural Arts

300 N. Water St., Suite H.

Kent, OH 44240

Phone: 330-673-4970

http://www.standingrock.net

info@standingrock.net


WHO: Standing Rock Cultural Arts presents


WHAT:  “There Are Places I Remember”

-Watercolor works by Tom Auld


WHERE: The North Water Street Gallery. 300 N. Water St., Suite H., Kent, OH


WHEN: Opening Reception on Saturday, December 9, 2023. 3pm-6pm

-Exhibit Up Through Janaury 6. 2024.


TOM AULD ART STATEMNT:


On a family vacation in Jamaica over 30 years ago, I was fascinated by the watercolorsthat my brother Stuart, painted. Until then, I had only seen hisfinished pieces, never the process.. I asked if watercolor was hard. He lied and said, ”It's not that hard, here, you try.” He handedme some paper, a brush and some paints and sent me on my way. I've been trying ever since.


Painting was an infrequent activity for me until I retired from a career in advertising and marketing. I  took some workshops and eventually joined a small, local, painting group, Sundays @ One. The group wasc oached by Henry Walker, an exceptional watercolor artist. He wascynical by nature but proved to be an excellent teacher and critic.Our group painted together for nearly a decade. Although Henry is nolonger with us, I still hear his voice from time to time,

“No amount of paint will save a bad drawing.”


Painting with watercolors leaves little room for complacency and I find plein airepainting the most challenging. Changing weather, shifting light andshadow, moving subjects, all conspire to confuse. Learning to see and paint shapes and and correct values has been an ongoing challenge.


When I assembled this show,  I realized how much of the work came from sea coast or lakeshore scenes.  The light quality on the coast is intense and theshadows deep. I'm intrigued by patterns of light and shadow, back litfeatures and intense color. The challenge is to interpret thoseelements in two dimensions.


I must admit, the unpredictability of watercolor is a draw as well. It is essential tobalance mental activity and physical control with the mix of water and color before putting brush to paper. The process alters time passage...always a surprise bonus.


At the age of 80, cellist Pablo Casals was asked why he continued to practice four and five hours a day. “I think I'm making progress.” Like Casals, I too think I am beginning to make some progress.


CONTACT: 330-673-4970


GALLERY HOURS : Wednesday-Saturday, noon-5pm

-or by appointment at 330-673-4970.


Standing Rock Cultural Arts is a 501(c)(3) organization. We are always looking for sponsorsto help cover expenses for our art and educational activities.Donations are tax deductible.


Checks payable to:


SRCA

300 N. Water St., SuiteH

Kent, OH 44240


For information: http://www.standingrock.net

Contact:info@standingrock.net

Phone: 330-673-4970


# # #

No items found.

Exhibitions

Who Was Edwin George? Cherokee Artist

June 1, 2024 7:00 PM

The Path of Totality

April 6, 2024 7:00 PM

8th Annual Robert E. Wood Art Exhibit

February 24, 2024 6:00 PM

Metamorposis

January 13, 2024 7:00 PM

There Are Places I Remember Watercolor Art Exhibit

December 9, 2023 3:00 PM

21st Annual Dia De Los Muertos Group Art Exhibit

October 28, 2023 7:00 PM

The Beauty of Fiber

September 16, 2023 7:00 PM

"Lux Ludicrum" Watercolor Painting Exhibit

July 8, 2023 7:00 PM

Right On Time

June 3, 2023 7:00 PM

23rd Annual Environmental Group Art Exhibit

April 8, 2023 7:00 PM

7th Annual Robert E. Wood Art Exhibition

February 11, 2023 7:00 PM

The Evolution of Nature

January 7, 2023 7:00 PM

SPEDtacular Display of Silent Expressions Art Exhibit

December 17, 2022 2:00 PM

20th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Art Exhibit

October 29, 2022 7:00 PM

"Works of Wisdom"

September 24, 2022 7:00 PM

"Ephemeral Effigies"

August 13, 2022 7:00 PM

From Szeged to Kent The Art of Richard Steven Hutterer

July 9, 2022 7:00 PM

Summer Camp Student Art Exhibit

July 2, 2022 6:00 PM

Future Gen Comics Group Art Exhibition

June 4, 2022 7:00 PM

22nd Annual Environmental Art Exhibit

April 16, 2022 7:00 PM

The Aura of Assemblage

January 15, 2022 7:00 PM

19th Annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

October 30, 2021 7:00 PM

"No Regrets" (Tattoos without Commitment)

October 1, 2021 7:00 PM

Explore the Reef

August 27, 2021 7:00 PM

Standing Rock Cultural Arts
300 N. Water St., Suite H
Kent, OH 44240
330-673-4970
Jeff Ingram, Executive Director info@standingrock.net