Friday, August 29, 2014

Krieg and Hendershot: Two-Person Exhibition at Historic Yellow Springs

Katharine Krieg and Bradley Hendershot

 Historic Yellow Springs - Chester Springs, PA
Opening Reception - Friday, September 12, 5:00pm until 8:00pm. Public Welcome!
Gallery Hours - September 13 through 21, 2014 
10:00am - 4:00pm Monday through Saturday 
and 12:00pm - 4:00pm on Sunday. Public Welcome!

Artists will be painting in the gallery on both weekends (see text below).
Come out and see the process!

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Bradley Hendershot
Watercolour on Paper, 17-1/4 x 29 inches

Katharine Krieg
Oil on Canvas, 20 x 27 inches

Artists Katharine Krieg and Bradley Hendershot are pleased to announce a two-person exhibition entitled Viewpoints. The show will be held in the Lincoln Building located at Historic Yellow Springs in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania from September 12 through 21, 2014, with the opening reception being held on Friday September 12.

Although both Katy and Brad are attracted to similar subjects and paint in a realistic style, they tend to see things from different viewpoints, hence the title of the exhibition. Katy and Brad have both exhibited in the popular annual Yellow Springs group show for many years, but this will be the first time the two have shown a large body of work in the gallery.

The artists will be present and painting on location in the gallery on both Saturdays and Sundays, September 13 and 14, and September 20 and 21. This is wonderful informal opportunity for the public to chat with the artists about their process as they share their most recent paintings in the works.

Katharine Krieg (b. 1970) is a traditional realist artist working in the mediums of watercolor, oil and charcoal. Inspired by her surroundings, she feels her paintings are her answers to what she observes. A quiet sense of Introspection and the passing of Time are themes that recur in her works of still life and landscape.

After earning a degree in art education, she continued her training through the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Chester Springs Studio as well as private instruction in the studio of Carlo Russo.

Katharine maintains a studio in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and holds an annual open studio on Monhegan Island, Maine each summer, where she also teaches plein air workshops. She is honored to have been accepted into national as well as regional open juried shows and invitational shows. She is a signature member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and has been a juror for the Philadelphia Sketch Club.

Bradley Hendershot (b.1958) is a contemporary American representational artist, working mostly in the water media. Brad paints with an intense devotion to realistic detail while at the same time employing artistic license for the sake of composition and to evoke a certain feeling or mood in the viewer. Using creativity in the overall planning of a work, Brad emphasizes the features and details that best capture and produce the desired effect or emotion.
Bradley is primarily a painter of coastal Maine and rural Pennsylvania – regions that he knows well, regions that have special meaning to him.

“My Pennsylvania paintings depict the rural community and a way of life that is quickly fading into the past. Many of the timber and stone barns and mills, the houses and outbuildings, which are part of the Pennsylvania heritage, are rapidly disappearing. I’d like to feel, in a way, that I have preserved them in my paintings.”

“In Maine, I paint the rugged shoreline of the mid-coast region and Monhegan Island where I enjoy the smell of salt air and the feeling of sea spray. I've always loved the sea, probably a combination of things –the boats, the energy of the surf, the rocks, the storms and the romance of it all. I hope this comes across in my paintings of the weathered clapboard lobster shanties and the granite towers of the lighthouses.”

Bradley’s Pennsylvania studio is located in rural Upper Hanover Township in Montgomery County. He also holds an annual open studio on Monhegan Island, Maine each summer, where he also teaches plein air workshops. Brad is a signature member of American Society of Marine Artists, a Signature Professional Artist of International Society of Marine Painters, a Signature Member of Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, and a Signature Member of Philadelphia Watercolor Society.

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