re:purpose, re:cycle, re:art

Gallery on the Green

Feb. 12, 2024 - Mar. 13, 2016

5 Canton Green Road
Canton, 06019

The Gallery on the Green hosts the Themed Exhibit: “re:purpose, re:cycle, re:art” from February 12th through March 13th. Featured are photography, painting, drawing, prints and sculpture by the membership of over 100 juried artisans. In addition, upstairs galleries have solo exhibitions from 3 artists by Patty Weise, Gay Schempp and Tim Tepe.

Tim Tepe’s exhibit in the Upstairs Gallery “Finding New England” highlights some of the natural treasures he has discovered in his search of New England. His oil and pastel paintings are interpretations of places that have called out to him. Tim graduated from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 1975 and subsequently earned a BFA degree from Edgecliff College. He is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, the Cincinnati Art Club, Canton Artist Guild, and the Connecticut Pastel Society. Tim recently relocated to Collinsville, CT and works as a graphic designer / web developer. Tim has received numerous awards and recognition for his art and photography.

Gay Schempp is also exhibiting in the Upstairs Gallery with her encaustic [bee’s wax] paintings titled “Migration Series”. The encaustic wax medium allows her to work in layers, trapping fragments of color, memory and message in time. She says that working with the molten wax on birch panels engages a mix of alchemy and jazz. Colors are worked like chords until the metamorphosis of substance and meaning cools to a finished statement. This series explores the theme of Migration, first through animals passing from one region to another for feeding or breeding and then to images of the global crisis of people forcibly displaced by conflict or persecution. In this work she incorporates love for drawing, painting, and composing visual stories. Gay has been a studio potter for 20 years who exhibited nationally, led craft and mythology tours to Japan and Greece, led workshops nationally and founded the Connecticut Clay Artists Association.
Patty Weise will exhibit a series of works entitled “The Apartment” in the Spotlight Gallery. Patty says, “I enjoy the tension between spatial depth and surface pattern, the geometry of flat planes and lines of perspective, playing with a sense of peering through or past a frontal layer back into space. My inclination is to explore the gaps, the fraying or partial disintegration of the image, necessitating a certain amount of assembly of the picture through the disturbances in the field. My current gouache and watercolor paintings reflect my long-held interest in interior space —locus of dreams and memories, the stage on which the small dramas of our lives are played out.” She received her MFA at the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford and her BFA at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She currently holds a temporary appointment as Assistant Professor at CCSU, teaching Illustration and Watercolor.

The Canton Artists’ Guild at the Gallery on the Green, the longest continuously-running artist guild in the state. During 2016 its 3 galleries will host a total of 25 exhibits which typically last one month. The gallery is located near the intersection of Dowd Avenue and Route 44 at 5 Canton Green Road in Canton. Hours are Friday – Sunday, 1-5 pm. The main floor gallery is handicapped accessible.


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