Nancy Reinker has attended Kent State University (The School of Fine Art) and The Cleveland Institute of Art. She is also a student of the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, CT. Reinker has affiliations with Art Place Gallery (Southport, CT), New Haven Paint and Clay (New Haven, CT), and The National Association of Women Artists. Her work can be found in the permanent collections at the Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, CT, Greens Farm Academy in Fairfield, CT, and and the New Haven Paint and Clay Club in New Haven, CT. More information and work can be found on her website:
In my paintings and drawings, I investigate the nuances of nature, human and otherwise. By "fracturing" the surface of shapes and ideas about shapes, the simple becomes complex, the complex becomes understandable. To achieve this, I use the drawn or painted line and compartments of color on various surfaces. The resulting images are an intense focus on an intimate optical experience. It is a visual excursion beneath, between, among and around the surface of all living forms, human and otherwise. The work is a journey that appreciates the glory of all creation.
Born and raised in the South Bronx, Barbara Ringer lived in Switzerland and Germany before settling down in Ridgefield, Connecticut. After attending NYU film school, she worked extensively in television production here and in Europe. Transitioning from the black and white darkroom to color digital photography, she started customizing frames in burnt wood and metal. Her artwork has been in numerous exhibitions in NY and CT, and she is proud to have been one of the eight selected artists in the 2016 SOLOS exhibition at Westport Arts Center. Website: www.barbararinger.com
The childhood memories that are captured in the happy photos of family albums are not usually the moments that impact who we become as adults... our quirks and issues often can be traced to some childhood trauma or just a shady memory. Using dolls as surrogates and toys from the past I set up scenarios that evoke the fears, anxieties, and nightmares that are often part of early childhood experience. I like to think my images bridge darkness and playfulness. These somewhat sinister narratives are extended into the custom frames I construct with wood, metal, and decoupage.
Katherine has been teaching art to adults and children for 25 years, privately and publicly, including the Katona Museum of Art and Westport Art Center, the Side By Side School in Norwalk and the Bridge Academy in Bridgeport. She specializes in portfolio development for college-bound high school students.
She is a member of the Arts Advisory Committee of Westport, served on Westport Cultural Arts Committee, co-chaired and served as town representative of the Art Smarts Program in the public schools. and is a member of The Westport Art Center, WAC Collective, Rowayton Art Center, and Center for Contemporary Printmaking.
There is beauty right in front of us!
Sandra has received a BS in Occupational Therapy with a minor in Art History from NYU. She has studied painting and photography at Silvermine Art Guild. As an OT, Sandra has used fine arts and crafts as a therapeutic modality to increase function and skill in daily living activities.
Art is a way of life; painting, photography, art history are passions I pursue. As I continue to paint and photograph I hope to convey light and beauty in my work.
I was born in Poland, where I studied arts. Continued my education in NY at The School Of Visual Art, The Germain School of Photography and Pratt Institute, where I studied stage directing and acting. For 35 years I owned a video production company and upon retirement I returned to one of my first interests: photography. Since then my work won several international awards and was exhibited at the New York's Times Square, Germany, Greece, Louvre in Paris, Poland, Moscow and locally.
Photography was my early interest and after many years of working as a video producer I am rediscovering this incredible world in a new, digital light. My work is diversified, it encompasses a wide variety of subjects and themes. The photographs undergo many hours of post-production. Some changes are dramatic, some barely visible and some transform the images entirely. I am interested in inventing stories. Creating images rather, than shooting pictures. What and how I choose to photograph is not influenced by trends or styles, but by storytelling and imagination.
The finished work serves as an illustration rather than a realistic rendition of the world around me.