Feb 5, Mar 5, April 2, 2009
6p to 9p
Feb 5, Mar 5, April 2, 2009
6p to 9p
February 14th and 15th at the Mennello Museum, 10a – 5p, Free Admission
About Charles Turzak:
Charles Turzak was born in 1899 in Streator, Illinois. Following high school he attended the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago. Upon graduation in 1924,Turzak began his career as a free-lance artist. Turzak cut many woodblocks for the 1933 World’s Fair and his work was prominently featured at that event. Following his success at the World’s Fair, Turzak participated in several WPA, federal depression-era art programs that allowed him to develop several woodcuts into murals. One of these murals still survives at the Post Office in Lemont, Illinois.Charles Turzak died in Orlando, Fl in 1986. He was a member of the Artist League of Orange County (ALOC) and many Central Florida artists remember him fondly as a mentor.
Examples of Turzak’s work may be found in the collections of Library of Congress, Yale University Art Gallery,The Art Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, The Cleveland Museum and numerous Fine Art Print galleries to name a few.
This is a rare opportunity to see a collection of his mid century modern fine art prints and paintings that are for sale.
813 Virginia Dr Orlando, Fl 32803
COMMA Gallery Presents:
From Rural to Urban: Landscapes
2nd Tuesday Opening Reception September 9th, 2008 6:30-9pm
Park Ave by Wayne Hovis
COMMA Gallery Presents: I-4 Corridor: Stretching Threads Across Florida
Featuring Fiber Artists From the Studio Art Quilt Association and the Handweavers Guild of America
2ND Tuesday Opening Reception June 10th 2008, 6:30-9pm
Exhibit runs through July 2nd, 2008. Everyone welcome! Free event
International fiber art exhibition featuring art quilts, 3-D sculptures and wearables. This exhibition is in partnership with Studio Art Quilt Associates, an online organization of 2,000 fiber artists. Featured Florida artists include Sandra Townsend Donabed, Mary F. Dyer, Judy Gilmer, Jo-Ann Golenia, Patricia Kumicich, Charon Luebbers, Karen Carasik, Mary E. McBride, Judith Segal, Magali Tamara Wilensky, Grady Kimsey, and Henry Sinn
COMMA Gallery Update:
Catch the last remaining Stephen Bach: Atmospheric Landscapes through June 5th
Also, July 8th 6:30-9pm running through August, is an exhibit by numerous museum quality artists celebrating Florida’s agriculture: Cows at COMMA
813 Virginia Drive
Orlando, Fl 32803
813 Virginia Drive, Orlando, Fl 32803 • http://www.commagallery.com
Between Orange and Mills, parking off Dauphin Lane behind building
Admission is Free, no age restrictions
Atmospheric Landscapes: Stephen Bach Paintings
MAY 13th-June 30, 2008
2nd TUESDAY May 13th Reception 6:30-9pm
Kim Sumner, Curator at COMMA Gallery and collector of Bach kept having friends try to buy his art off the walls of her home. She convinced Bach to create a special collection for this show when she discovered his paintings were regularly sent to galleries in Knoxville, Boston, and Atlanta. Sumner explains Bach has a gift to create a special emotional connection with the landscapes he paints and there is an immediate chemistry created with the viewer who is transported into the scene. His ability to create an atmospheric effect with the light at various times of day is magical.
Bach explains One of the first lessons of freshman color theory is paint does not radiate light, it absorbs it. Still, I keep trying to disprove that truth when I pick up a brush. Ill probably never violate that law of physics but through my landscape paintings I seem to get just close enough to be lured back for another try.
Bach has a definite way of describing art. Most people can be taught to paint reasonably well. Some learn better than others, but deciding what we want to express with the brush is the hardest lesson. As with writing, you have to have something to say. Though I have spent most of my life in cities, the beauty of rural places continues to captivate me. I am drawn to the tranquility of a farm field or stand of trees. My quest is to convey that beauty in color and light through paint. There is a spiritual component to it. Painting becomes a form of reverence- another way of reminding us what we have. It tells us to take a moment to notice and be grateful. For me there is always another one of those places to be painted. That is why I keep trying to make the paint radiate light.
Bach has a special gift that is available to experience at COMMA Gallery.
Stephen Bach lives in Orlando, FL. His studio is in Winter Park. His work appears in numerous galleries and can be seen at selected art fairs throughout the US.
Stephen’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org
His website is http://www.stephenbach.com