Introducing our November Visiting Artist:

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Upper Left:
Detail of "The garden of Umberto Pasti"

Tangier, Morocco

3’ x 4’ (36” x 48”)

Primer, latex paint and acrylics, 2022

3/4” birch ply, primed and weather proofed

$1400

Upper Right:

Trompe-l'œil hinged panels

Copy of mural, circa 1498. "Corso Magenta, Milan, Italy"

Original triptych adapted to two plywood panels

Each panel 2’ x 4’ (24” x 48”,) Primer, latex paint and acrylics, 2022

3/4” birch ply. Primed and weather proofed, birch edge taped, 4 sets of steel hinges

$3800 for set of panels

Bottom: 

"Idealized Tuscan View over stone balustrade"

64” x 16”

Gallery wrapped canvas

Gesso, latex paint and acrylics, 2022

$1400

Reception for Eleanor Kwei:
November 19, 6-8 p.m. - All invited!

Featuring the live music of:
The Mike Risko Band
6:30 - 8 p.m.

Refreshments will be served
 


ABOUT ELEANOR KWEI

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Eleanor Kwei has been drawing since a young child. While working as staff illustrator at a Midtown book design firm, she was selected as the colorist for A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh story and poetry books, and went on to create line drawings in the style of Ernest H. Shepard (classic Pooh) for Dutton and Disney.

 

With a decade of experience rendering pastoral scenes in pen & ink, Eleanor extended the style and sensibility to illustrated estate maps, and to painting interior landscape murals for homes and establishments.

 

Samples of Eleanor's landscapes are on view at the Croton River Artisans Gallery, November 1 through 30th.

The Mike Risko Band

Playing 6:30 - 8 p.m. Saturday, November 19 at Reception for Eleanor Kwei

The Mike Risko Band features Mike and Miriam Risko on guitar and vocals. The Riskos are the owners of the Mike Risko Music School and Store in Ossining and the band has been entertaining audiences for several decades in the Westchester area. They have a uniquely versatile style which enables them to cover all the crowd pleasers as both a full electric 5 piece band and a scaled back unplugged style acoustic duo or trio, which also features singer Melissa Miser. Whether they are playing a large outdoor concert or a smaller venue, you will love listening to their arrangements of all your favorite songs. They add an energy to events that you do not want to miss. Visit Mike Risko Band on Facebook for more.

Mike Risko Music
School. Store. Entertainment.
www.mikeriskomusicschool.com
144 Croton Avenue Ossining NY 10562
914-762-8757

VISITING ARTIST PROGRAM

We look forward to finding exciting artists from the community and inviting them to show with us for a month at a time. We are excited for the energy it will give our space, introducing new ideas and taking us in different directions. If you think you might be interested in joining us for a special exhibit, click and download the linked pdf to your computer, save as [Yourname.pdf]. Then fill out the form, and email along with jpg examples of your work to: CrotonRiverArts@gmail.com. Alternatively, print the form, fill it out and drop it at the gallery.

Visiting Artist Application

Our October Artist: 

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ABOUT FLORA MEYER

Flora Meyer was born in Colombia, South America and has been painting landscapes, her passion since childhood.  Some of Flora’s paintings have been done “en plein air” which she believes is the most rewarding way to create art, capturing moments of exquisite color and light.  Flora has traveled extensively throughout Europe, South America, the Caribbean and the United States – a source of inspiration for many of the subjects of her artwork.  Her primary media is oil.

 

Flora studied art at El Colegio Major de Cundinamarca in Bogota, Colombia.  She received art instruction for over 25 years at the National Art League, Douglaston, NY, under the direction of Angelo John Grado, President Emeritus of the American Artist Professional League (AAPL).  She also studied with Leo Yeni, President Emeritus of AAPL, at the historic Chelsea Center in Muttontown, NY.

 

Flora has exhibited paintings at private galleries in NYC, the Bronxville Public Library, and major juried shows throughout the New York Metropolitan area.  Over the years, she received recognition and awards from The National Art League, Douglaston, NY the Bay Ridge Festival of Arts, Brooklyn, NY, the American Artist Professional League at the Lever House in NYC, and the AAPL at the Salmagundi Club, NY.  In addition, Flora has produced numerous commissioned works.

 

Flora has two grown children, four grandchildren, and resides in Ossining, NY.

Reception for Flora Meyer:
October 8, 2 - 4 p.m. - All invited!

Featuring the live music of:
Mitch Cohen

Refreshments will be served
 

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Mitch Cohen
     Mitch, a native New Yorker born in Manhattan, has been playing guitar and bass since the age of four. His styles encompass many forms and include classical guitar. In addition, he has performed with numerous bands spanning a wide variety of genres including blues, jazz, rock, metal, reggae, funk, and improv. Recently he has focused on classical guitar as an atmospheric instrument, performing at art galleries, wine tasting events, craft fairs, dinner venues, weddings, and many others. His music provides an ambience that is non-intrusive and acts as an atmospheric backdrop.  
       Mitch also has an extensive background as an audio engineer, acoustical designer, and jingle writer for T.V. and radio. He has assisted many venues in creating a more pleasant-sounding environment conducive to live music.  
He currently resides in Westchester, NY with his wife Debbie and four cats, Moe, Thor, Lamisse, and Velma.

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Our September Artist:


ABOUT TOM SMITH


Areas of particular interest to Tom are abstract painting, collage, sculpture, and installation. There is often a crossover in content, form, and media between his personal and professional work.

        Tom is a visual artist and owner of Tom Smith Design, a graphic design studio in Croton-on-Hudson, specializing in brand identities, print, and digital media. In addition, he plays bass guitar in rock, blues, and improvisational bands. 

           Tom, his wife Jessica Miller-Smith, and their daughter Hanna Smith have been living in Croton-on-Hudson for 20 years.

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