Crowell Gallery to present 'Depth, Movement and Light'
“Motionless Journey” by Valerie Takvorian.

Crowell Gallery to present 'Depth, Movement and Light'

NEWFANE — During the month of August, the Crowell Art Gallery at Moore Free Library, 23 West St., presents “Depth, Movement and Light,” an exhibit by artist Valerie Takvorian and poet Mary Scriber.

An artists' reception will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 1 to 3 p.m.

This exhibit invites visitors to consider the relationship between the written word and the canvas as the images of impressionistic landscape painter Valerie Takvorian are combined with the words of poet Mary Scriber.

Each painting will be accompanied by a poetic interpretation of the feelings it evokes, although it is entirely possible it was a poem that stirred an image in color and form.

In her artist's statement, Takvorian said “my desire is to make paintings that relate my emotional response to the landscape that I feel deeply rooted in. I respond to those exceptional moments that I witness and want to capture.”

Scriber said “each poem is a brush stroke; a brief gesture echoing the spiritual essence intoned by the painting. My poetry gives voice to the silence at the heart of nature."

Takvorian graduated from the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts where some of her instructors, such as Hans Beckman, were students of the Bauhaus. She continued her education and received a B.S. in Fine Arts from New York University. She has exhibited at the Montclair (N.J.) Art Museum, Southern Vermont Art Center in Manchester, and The Canfield Gallery in Arlington.

Scriber is a poet living in Manchester. Her most recent publication, the poetry collection Border Lines (2015), is a collaboration with fellow poets known as the Gossamer Stone Poets. She studied creative writing at Skidmore College with a concentration in poetry with the acclaimed poet Carolyn Forche.

Her poetry was chosen for exhibition at April's National Poetry Month event, “Poem City” in Montpelier, for 2016 and 2017 and the “Downtown Poetry” event in Poultney for 2016 and 2017.

The museum is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 1 to 5 p.m., Thursdays, 2 to 7 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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