Monday, October 1, 2018

Candace Winter Artwork on Display at Kent Public Library

Artist Statement
Candace Winter was born into a family of artists and has been creating art since she could hold a crayon. Her work has always been about bold color, texture and telling a visual story. As a teaching artist, she has visited many schools throughout Westchester making art papers with young students in a style similar to that of children’s book illustrator Eric Carle. Using this paper the children make incredible inspiring art. She takes all of these creations made by many hands and arranges them together whimsical murals. As a result of this process, there are always many bits and pieces of beautiful handmade papers left over. Seeing the passion from all of the young artists in these “scraps”, Candace could not bear to throw them away. It was all of these precious pieces that lead her to discover this new way to collage.

Art For Real People.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Dr. Wayne Forman Photography on Display at Kent Public Library


Wayne Forman has been an optometrist for 37 years and currently practices at Putnam
Hospital. He continues to find the work very rewarding.

Originally from Brooklyn, he attended Binghamton University where he studied biology and environmental science. He then went to optometry school in Chicago.

He and his family have enjoyed living in Putnam County for over 30 years.

Last summer, he fulfilled a lifelong desire to visit Africa and go on safari. He took over one
thousand photographs and videos. The photographs on display are a small select sample.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Judith deToth Artwork on Display at Kent Public Library

Judith deToth lives in Carmel, NY.  After teaching 40 years in NYC and Westchester County, she wanted to follow her passion for art. A friend encouraged her to take art lessons. She has been painting with acrylics and oil for the past seven years, and currently exploring a new modality: Alcohol Inks.

Artist Statement
I fell in love with Alcohol Inks after taking a workshop with a local artist. After joining an AI group on Facebook, I started to develop new techniques for more interesting compositions.
Alcohol inks are very vibrant and transparent. They allow the artist to explore the ways colors blend, shade, splatter, float and flow.  They continually transform themselves; that’s the exciting part of working with AI.  As an artist, every piece I paint surprises me.
Alcohol Inks are ideal for use on non-porous surfaces – yupo paper, plastic, glass, metal, ceramic, acetate -- anything that allows them to float and spread on the surface until they dry.