A nice surprise at the ACOPAL exhibition was discovering the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. They have a nice collection of paintings including Winslow Homer's Snap the Whip, a grand John Singer Sargent and this beautiful George Inness painting, Sunset in the Old Orchard, painted the last year he was alive. I love visiting all of the smaller art museums across the U.S. There are always more than a few treasures to delight and surprise!
Peter makes a point to artist's Nanette Fluhr and Manu Saluja at the Butler Institute
You may have already read on Peter's blog that his painting Winter Storm Clearing was one of the Grand Prize winners in the ACOPAL (America China Oil Painters Artists League) competition. This last saturday was the exhibition opening at the Butler Institute of American Art in Ohio. The work was amazing, we met a lot of nice people and fun was had by all. The exhibition runs through the end of February and then heads to the World Art Museum in Beijing this fall. If you find yourself in Ohio or the vicinity or China, it's worth checking out!
Along the Delaware with High Point New Jersey in the distance
Look up! It's often beautiful!
On my way home from the supermarket tonight I couldn't help but stop and take some photos. It was just one of those nights that makes you happy to be alive. I photographed this same spot a few weeks ago at sunrise.
Peter and Paul discuss the finer points of tiger saliva - it's always about light
The star of the night, Mr. Woodruff
Thursday night we went to see Thomas Woodruff's show, The Four Temperament Variations at PPOW. Tom is Peter's friend and colleague and an incredibly talented man. His work is a visual feast that keeps on giving.
Barbara Fiore started her artistic career as an illustrator and web designer and has worked for some of the world's most prominent companies and publishers. She has always been inspired by the physical and visual world of animals and nature and has discovered sculpture as the perfect medium to express her vision. Barbara lives and works along the Delaware River in Northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, artist Peter Fiore, and their two dogs.