On Display: March 1 – March 30 (Weekdays, 9:00AM - 5:00PM)
Artist Reception: March 9, 2017 (5:30PM - 7:30PM)
Lola Stanton – Latino Kids
Artist Statement -
Lola Stanton l "Latino Kids" l When I came up with the idea of a series of paintings that reflected my heritage, my students came to mind. At the same time, I started thinking about their need for guidance and how my paintings might reflect it. As I pondered this, the image of a black bird occurred to me. I have long been an admirer of this intelligent and clever bird. Throughout the ages and in many different cultures, the blackbird has been depicted as a powerful force and as a spirit guide. Inclusion of their image became an element I felt was critical to elevating the portraits to a sublime depiction of universal forces. In this portrait series, the blackbird serves as both guide and protector for these young Latinos as they struggle to create lives that have meaning.
Jessica Dalrymplel “Urbanscapes" is an exhibit of paintings that celebrate "nature in the city." The show includes landscapes of NYC shorelines inspired by past, present, and future imagery such as historic salt marshes along Brooklyn’s Gowanus Bay, apple orchards beside Newton Creek estuary, and futuristic “green” solutions atop present day infrastructure. Also on view are zoomed-in depictions of native and non-native plant and animal species the artist encountered while developing this series. Finally, renewable energy landscapes round out the show and speak to the theme of urban environmentalism which underlies the body of work.
Jessica Dalrymple studied Fine Art at Hamilton College, trained as a painter at the Art Student’s League of New York, and attended professional workshops with many nationally renowned landscape painters.
She currently maintains a studio in the Gowanus part of Brooklyn, NY. In that community she’s an active member of and serves as the artistic arm for the Gowanus Canal Conservancy. In collaboration with the GCC she won a grant to create a project called the “ArtLab” and has created other art events that draw attention to the Gowanus landscape. Also in Brooklyn, she’s a member of the artist collective Gowanus Swim Society and is working towards her certificate in horticulture at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.
Since 2003 she has been showing her work professionally at many venues in the the Northeast. Among her favorite shows are those that donate a portion of sales to charity. Two charitable exhibits she has been a part of since 2003 include Art Show Bedford with St. Matthews Church in Bedford, NY and the Mountain Art Show with Church of St. John in Bernardville, NJ. She is honored to be showing at the Interchurch Center Galleries and appreciates their mission and history.
Her teaching experience includes; private lessons for children and adults as well as teaching drawing at the New Jersey School of Architecture & Design since 2009. Finally, she leads a meditative painting retreat in the Catskills with her co-creator, long time fellow artist, co-worker, and dear friend, Jennifer Roberts.