111 Corry Street, Yellow Springs Open Wednesday thru Sunday, 1 – 4pm
“According to artist Alice Robrish, the quality of the gallery, with good lighting, staff, a good location and a space for classes, plus the organization’s extensive internet presence ‘is a terrific service to the art community and the wider community. They nourish the connections between the artists in town. It enriches all of us.”
-Yellow Springs News, June 2013
Currently in the Gallery
“Figural Painting” All About the Human Body and Face
Work by Tom Verdon
April 17 – May 10
Tom Verdon started his art career early, working as an unofficial class artist in a small rural grade school in Michigan. Later after only one year of art school, life took him through a series of different career experiences. He returned to his original obsession many years later by entering Wright State’s School of Fine Arts in 2001; he graduated in 2006.
Tom is a figurative painter. His studio is a delight to visit. You can’t help but think, this is the way that a studio is supposed to be. High ceilings, with the walls covered floor to ceiling with evocative paintings and drawings of people. There is a sturdy model stand, a pile of pillows, old comfy chairs and well-used easels set up with paintings in different stages. You can smell the oil paint and the turpentine.
Tom Verdon has taught studio painting at a local university, and is used to other artists being around him while he works. He shares his studio weekly with a group of artists for live model painting/drawing sessions. So every inch of this studio is crammed with canvases, against walls and stacked on surfaces.
He likes to work in the mornings and each morning finds him quietly at work. And by evening there is more art, more life, more human forms and faces that surround him.
On Friday April 17th from 6-9 p.m. we invite you to come to Tom’s Opening Reception, grab a glass of wine and some of the bounteous nibbles and see the “many forms, shapes and expressions of our fellow creatures.”
Upcoming in the Gallery
Saturday, May 2 from 6:30 – 9 PM
Singer/Songwriter Performance. Open Mike. $5 suggested donation
Saturday, May 9 from 6:30 – 9 PM
Friday, May 15 from 6 - 9 PM
May 15 – June 14
“Pleasure in the Pathless Woods”, work by Michael Lynch
2015 Gallery Schedule (pdf)
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