Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library hosts Exhibition by Two Local Artists
Stained glass artist Pat Miller of Branford and painter Sharon R. Morgio of West Haven will show their work in an exhibition titled A Moment's Notice from January 6 through 30, 2013 in the Keyes Gallery of the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library in Stony Creek.
Morgio works primarily in watercolor and water-based media, painting subjects from nature as well as some figural, urban and architectural themes. For the past several years she has focused on painting birds, attempting to capture their energy and essence through a loose watercolor approach. Their antics and actions, often as they relate to their environment, inspire her to interpret that moment's notice with brush and paint. The artist views them as symbols of hope and constancy in a rather daunting and uncertain world.
Miller has been exploring ways to depict the "nature of things" through her stained glass art. Many of Pat’s works in this exhibition, A Moment’s Notice, offer a view of a seemingly discrete point, frozen in time, of an otherwise constantly changing scene. They represent a personal exploration of the qualities of water, as well as its capacity to invigorate, transport, soothe, and nurture. The images also capture the chaos and seemingly random motion of elements caught in the flow. Smooth stones - often found at water’s edge and a delight to find and touch - are the gems which evolve after rocks, with angles and jagged points, have been tossed repeatedly against one another until their shapes approach the symmetry of a perfect elliptical or round sphere... an appearance of order and tranquility arising from chaos and aggressive motion.
The public is welcome to attend an opening reception on Sunday, January 6 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. The library is located at 146 Thimble Islands Road, in the Stony Creek section of Branford. Library hours are Mon.-Thurs. 10-8, Fri.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-4. Please call ahead to determine if gallery will be available for viewing, as it is used for various functions and meetings. Library phone: 203-488-8702; Website: wwml.org