Two concurrent solo exhibitions featuring oil paintings and encaustics.
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For Immediate Release: December 22, 2015

Contact: Bradley Butler, gallery director
20 W. Main Street, Clifton Springs, NY 14432 | (315)462-0210

Two Artists Explore Their Connection to The Natural World
Paintings by Emily Glass and Kristen T. Woodward

Clifton Springs, NY – The first exhibition to kick off the 2016 gallery calendar at Main Street Arts is an exciting look into two bodies of work by two different artists. Emily Glass and Kristen T. Woodward showcase their work side-by-side in concurrent solo exhibitions. Flora and Fauna features animal and plant-based imagery that serves as a jumping off point for each artist to investigate their connection to the natural world through oil paint and encaustics. The press and public are invited to join the artists at the opening reception on Saturday, January 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. with an artist discussion and Q and A that starts at 4:45 p.m.

About the Artists 

Emily Glass received her BFA from the State University of New York at Potsdam and her MFA degree in painting from Kansas State University. Emily is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Art at Rochester Institute of Technology. Emily’s work has shown in juried and solo exhibitions in New York, Kansas, Arkansas, Iowa, Maryland, Oklahoma and Illinois.

Kristen T. Woodward received her B.F.A. in printmaking from Syracuse University in 1991 and her M.F.A. in studio art from Clemson University in 1993. Her mixed-media drawings combine painting and printmaking, and often uses found collage materials. Woodward joined the faculty in the Art Department at Albright College in 1998. She currently teaches all levels of painting, design, and printmaking, as well as interdisciplinary courses on Latin-American graphic art, and women in the arts. Her own artworks are in numerous permanent collections, and she is currently serving as the resident curator for Artists2Artists. Kristen resides in Reading, Pennsylvania, with her husband and three cats. She exhibits her work throughout the country.

"I feel I am hard pressed to find forms that are more structurally complex and visually stunning than natural living forms. I delight in studying their complexity and teasing out my associations with pedestrian life that I find in groupings of insects, livestock and plants." — Emily Glass

"Woven throughout my artwork over the past ten or more years has been dichotomy in regard to the destructive and creative forces of animal welfare and environmental stewardship. As keepers of nature, ethics and culture, we are often faced with conflicting solutions to ethical problems. The result has been an influx of incongruent ideologies perpetuating violence and destruction, often motivated by profit." — Kristen T. Woodward

The gallery is open to the public and as always, entry is free. Wine and snacks will be served at the opening reception on January 9th. 

PRINT-READY PRESS IMAGES (Click to get full-sized image)

Image Details (Artist, Title, Medium) From Top Left to Bottom Right: 
1. Kristen T. Woodward - "Fox Hunt", encaustic on wood panel, 40in x 40in
2. Emily Glass - "In Conclusion", oil on canvas, 23in x 36in
3. Kristen T. Woodward - "Luck Foot (except for the rabbit)", encaustic on wood panel, 25in x 21in

An exhibition of work by members of The Arena Art Group can be found upstairs at Main Street Arts during the exhibition. More info on current and upcoming exhibitions, workshops, and events can be found on the gallery's website.

Flora and Fauna runs January 9–February 12, 2016; gallery hours are Tuesday–Thursday, 11a.m.–6p.m. and Friday–Saturday, 11a.m.–7p.m. For additional information about this exhibition, please contact Bradley Butler, gallery director at (315)462-0210 or email or visit Interviews and video footage can be arranged upon request.


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