The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Friday, January 12, 2024

February at Hosmer Gallery: Birds & Desserts by Dora Dylanne Reyes and Don Carter, Oil Paintings by Lori Lynne Hoffer

WHAT: Birds & Desserts by Dora Dylanne Reyes and Don Carter / Oil Paintings by Lori Lynne Hoffer
WHERE: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library 20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060
WHEN: February 2-29, 2024. Reception: Saturday Feb 24 3-5:30pm

Oil Paintings by Lori Lynne Hoffer
Bursting with exuberant color and light, Lori Lynn’s botanical paintings send a
powerful message that beauty and appreciation of nature are essential to human
happiness. Hopefully also reminding us humans of the imperative to create
climate solutions that preserve the magnificence of our planet.
This exhibit features her large ‘imagined’ garden squares as well as works from
two special places in the artist’s life - Florence Italy and eastern coast Florida.
Working with oils, Lori Lynn applies thick layers of highly saturated colors. Her
paintings typically begin on a black background and end quite vibrantly in a style
sometimes reminiscent of stained glass, with art deco/art nouveau graphic styles
also serving as an influence. Technique and approach are stylized and painterly,
bringing an emotional connection through simplified shape and a colorist focus.

Birds & Desserts is a unique collaborative art series created by baker-turned-artist, Dora Dylanne Reyes and graphic designer/illustrator, Don Carter (aka Edgar Allan Slothman). The 24x36" mixed-media prints are created digitally, sometimes combining watercolor. Inspiration is drawn from vintage botanical/zoological prints and sometimes classic cult films. Originally based on the work of John James Audubon, the series has expanded to include original birds and compositions.

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