KRISTIN ACUNA: BEGINNINGS October 10 – November 16, 2017
Kristin Acuña is a local artist who found painting later in life. She majored in Art History in college and loved to take photographs, but didn’t pick up a paintbrush until she was 41. Her love of Van Gogh is evident in her painterly Impressionism and saturated colors. Her appreciation and knowledge of a wide range of artists can be seen in the variety of subjects and styles across her work. Her ability to see the beauty and wonder in everyday scenes, imbues her works with hope and charm.
THE DIGITAL AGE: IPAD ART BY PETE MALONEY November 21, 2017 – January 11, 2018 Reception: Wed., November 29, 4 - 6pm
Pete uses a stylus to draw what comes to mind. Most recently he’s been creating a series of cityscapes using a digital gouache effect with a digital brush, reminiscent of gouache techniques used by illustrators of the 1950s. He creates color by blending the iPad color wheel, choosing matte muted colors or vibrant colors, depending on the cityscape. Pete has worked in most traditional mediums from graphite to oil, from watercolor to linocuts. The digital iPad medium gives him the freedom to make major revisions which would normally be very difficult to do in a traditional medium without damaging the work. He is very excited and inspired to be working in the new frontier of digital art.