Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Vivian Haberfeld Paintings on Display at Kent Library



June 1 – June 30, 2017

Vivian Haberfeld, presents Water is Life at the Kent Public Library.
Deeply moved by the natural landscape and gentle beauty of the Mid-Hudson Valley, Vivian began a search for a way to get closer to nature. Through that highly personal and emotional process, she discovered the artist within herself. It is a sentimental journey that continues to motivate her work as a painter.

Vivian is influenced by the works of Master Impressionists, Van Gogh, Monet, and Turner. Her own work offers a unique style characterized by simplicity and bold use of color.  Inspired by the land, she uses it as a guide to unleash her imagination. 

Vivian has exhibited at the Look Art Gallery, solo exhibit at the Kent Public Library, solo exhibit at Somerfield’s Restaurant, and local non-profit Galleries: A. Eric Arctander Gallery at Putnam Arts Council, Friends of the Great Swamp, and Arts on the Lake.  She sells direct to buyers via word of mouth.  Her work is exhibited privately from New York to California.

Vivian holds a Bachelor of Science Degree, but didn't start to paint until after a 20 year career in advertising.  She started with classes at The Art Students League of New York, and The New School for Art and Design.  She continued her education in the Mid-Hudson Valley with classes at Arts on the Lake, The Putnam Arts Council, and Silvermine Art Center.
Artist Statement:
"A native of Long Island, and current resident of the Mid-Hudson Valley, I am moved by striking skies, distant vistas, and bold colors.  My intent is to create an idealized place for myself and my viewers. I don’t copy what I see.  I prefer to use reality for reference, and then let my imagination and brush dictate the outcome.  I am not afraid to explore and discover harmony in nature and life."

Kent Public Library
17 Sybil's Crossing, Kent Lakes, NY 10512
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Justin P. Goodhart Photographs on Display at Kent Public Library

I first started exploring the world of night photography in 2014 and I was very quickly drawn in by the creative possibilities that it offers.  “CARPE NOCTEM” features some of my latest works in night photography and consists of exposures that range from a few seconds to over an hour in length.  Many of my night photographs aim to capture the sense of the passing of time in a still image, something that I find very fascinating.  While others aim to “see” what is not always obvious to the naked eye.  I enjoy using night photography to explore our relationship to the universe and the continuum of time, while also, I hope, creating beautiful and captivating images. 
I grew up in the Adirondacks and have been fascinated with photography since a very young age and owning my fist camera, a Mickey Mouse 110.  After moving to the Hudson Valley in 2009 I started taking photography more serious.  It was during an overnight workshop on Bannerman’s Island that my love of night photography was born.

Justin P. Goodhart
(845) 319-9104