NextActArt Artists Return to Ashawagh Hall 

"Mixed Media Art Show"

July 12-17, 2019, 11 am - 5 pm

Reception Saturday, July 13, 2019, 5 - 8 pm

780 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937

 

NextActArt, a mixed-media exhibition by seven women artists, will be on view July 12 - 17, 2019 at Ashawagh Hall in East Hampton, NY.  The group held a previous show there in May 2016, which was very successful and enthusiastically received. This is their fifth show as a group, including exhibits in two Chelsea Galleries in Manhattan. On view will be collages, assemblages, mixed media pieces and paintings.

10 % of the proceeds will go to Peconic Land Trust, Quail Hill Farm.

Visit www.NextActArt.com to learn more. The NextActArt artists hope you can join them for this exciting show!

Participating artists are Barbara Brier, Rena Diana, Madeline Farr, Madlyn Goldman, Ronnie Grill,  Patricia Miller and Sheila Wolper.

BARBARA BRIER

Barbara Brier creates a combination of digital and analog mixed-media pieces, often inspired by her travels. She frequently incorporates transfers onto tulle fabric. The unpredictability of a tulle transfer makes each piece wholly unique.

Instagram: @barbrier

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"Prague-Study in Orange" by Barbara Brier. Original photograph, digitally manipulated, transferred on tulle and layered over the original print, unframed, 8 x 10 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

"Prague-Study in Orange" by Barbara Brier. Original photograph, digitally manipulated, transferred on tulle and layered over the original print, unframed, 8 x 10 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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RENA DIANA

Rena Diana is a painter and mixed-media artist who is drawn to geometric elements and linear designs in both rural and urban environments, finding particular beauty in the interweaving of layers and textures, reflecting the passage of time. The paintings in her "Water Music Series" are abstract renderings inspired by the glacially carved shore of Lake Champlain and the magical interplay of light, wind, stones and water.

Instagram: @renagdiana

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"SANCTUARY" by Rena Diana. Acrylic on stretched canvas, 36 x 48 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

"Sanctuary" by Rena Diana. Acrylic on stretched canvas, 36 x 48 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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MADELINE FARR

While exploring nature or the world we live in, abstraction is my language of choice. Whether through paintings or drawings or mixed-media pieces, capturing color with line and/or line with color is my vocabulary. This series includes paints, inks and oil sticks on cradled boards of different sizes.

Instagram: @madfurn

Website: www.Madelinefarr.com    

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"Tulips I (Capturing Color With Line)" by Madeline Farr. Acrylic paint with oil sticks on cradled board, 16 x 16 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

"Tulips I (Capturing Color With Line)" by Madeline Farr. Acrylic paint with oil sticks on cradled board, 16 x 16 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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MADLYN GOLDMAN

Madlyn Goldman enjoys creating mixed media sculptures out of recycled and found objects discovered at flea markets and garage sales. Her gritty work expresses a sense of playful whimsy. Each piece with its distinct identity and quirky personality is an assortment of unrelated discarded items coming together as a new member of her “extended” family.

Instagram: @madrgold

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"Babs the Bookworm" by Madlyn Goldman. Assemblage from recycled objects, 25 x 14 x 6 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

"Babs the Bookworm" by Madlyn Goldman. Assemblage from recycled objects, 25 x 14 x 6 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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RONNIE GILL

My newest "Big Bang" series is layers of color that create playful as well as frenetic movement, inspired by current affairs.

Instagram: @grillme1

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"Coming Together In Red" by Ronnie Grill. Acrylic paint and mixed media on stretched canvas, 30 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

"Coming Together In Red" by Ronnie Grill. Acrylic paint and mixed media on stretched canvas, 30 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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PATRICIA MILLER

My consciousness about the beauty and vulnerability of nature is heightened by the global climate crisis. Using collage and mixed-media/assemblage, I attempt to transfer the amazing phenomenon of nature into expressive images that embrace the texture and motion integral to these subjects. For example, glaciers are seen chunking and melting in my work; trees in a rain forest, with varied shapes and colors, live peacefully side by side; and an ocean coral series is titled “If Only Coral Could Speak.”

Instagram: @patmillerartist

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"Rainbow Rain Forest" by Patricia Miller. Collage on cradled board, 20 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

"Rainbow Rain Forest" by Patricia Miller. Collage on cradled board, 20 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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SHEILA WOLPER

Sheila Wolper is a mixed-media, collage artist, art teacher, and photographer based in New York City. Using gesso, acrylic paint and oil pastels, she creates multilayered works of extraordinary texture and depth.

Instagram: @sheilawolperstudios

Website: www.sheilawolper.com

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"Moonglow" by Sheila Wolper Mixed media on Bristol paper, in white wood frame, 18.50 x 19 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

"Moonglow" by Sheila Wolper Mixed media on Bristol paper, in white wood frame, 18.50 x 19 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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NEXT ACT ART

NextActArt is the brainchild of kindred spirits who have found great meaning and satisfaction in pursuing visual arts as a second, third or umpteenth career. Its mission is to help fellow artists showcase their work and gain recognition. The vision of NextActArt’s founders, Barbara Brier, Madeline Farr and Stephanie Suskin, is to inspire later-in-life creatives to build community and realize the value of artistic expression.

The original nine members of NextActArt met several years ago in a weekly Collage & Mixed Media course. It was soon clear that they were of like mind: sharing resources and techniques, organizing excursions to art galleries, fairs and exhibits, and taking additional courses together. As they realized how much they were inspiring and energizing each other, they began gathering monthly outside class to keep the conversations going.

All look forward to many years of working together, embracing life as artists and encouraging others to experience the satisfaction of pursuing the arts after years of other careers and obligations.

NEXT ACT ART RETURNS TO ASHAWAGH

Next Act Art presents "Mixed Media Art Show" from July 12 - 17, 2019 at Ashawagh Hall, 780 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. An Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition is open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information, email nextactart@gmail.com.

Information about Next Act Art can be found by visiting www.NextActArt.com.

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