Blue Marsh: Landscape Lost
Reception Thursday 6 - 8 p.m. Sept. 12, 2013
Exhibit extended through Nov. 21, 2013
Curators: Steven Potteiger and Marilyn J. Fox, director Freyberger Gallery
Review by Ron Schira, Sunday Oct. 6, Reading Eagle Newspaper - Read the Review
OCT. 29 ON BCTV - 6 P.M. - DISCUSSION ABOUT BLUE MARSH AND THE EXHIBITION
Photo Courtesy: Andrew Williams
This exhibit explores the time (1974 – 1979) when the Blue Marsh Dam project commenced, and investigates the subsequent permanent change to the land and the people who lived there.
The exhibit includes: contemporary and historic photographs, paintings, artifacts and text that brings to the public the unconstrained beauty of the landscape lost during the construction of the Blue Marsh Dam and Recreational Area. With photographs of the working farms and historic homesteads and the haunting images of vacated homes and barns,and paintings created by a young artist whose family was displaced by the project.
Farms, homes, villages, roads, and the heritage of those displaced are all but forgotten - except for those individuals whose lives and families changed forever. The photographs and paintings have never been gathered for one exhibit, nor has there been an exhibit that focuses on the Blue Marsh dam project.
A reckoning of the permanent transformation to the land, farms and families in the name of the construction of a dam that provides both flood control and recreation facilities is part of the heritage of Berks County and that should be recognized.
TRAVELS AND JOURNEYS: Nancy Sarangoulis:
Opening reception: Thursday January 16, 2014 at 6 p.m. Meet the artist.
Special Event: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 at 6 p.m.
Ms. Sarangoulis will give a presentation about art in India, and its philosophical influence on her own work. The artist will be our resident artist during the course of her extended exhibition. Along with her exhibition, the gallery will serve as her temporary studio, where she will be creating art most Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and welcomes visitors for informal talks and workshops.
Exhibition through March 20, 2014. Gallery closed March 8 – March 16 for Spring Break
Paintings, drawings, and found objects re-invented for a new purpose are the hallmark of Sarangoulis’ art. A recent residency to explore the art and craft of India provided the artist with another link to her artistic journey. She investigates the hidden worlds of the subconscious through automatic drawing, and reflective meditation.
“Painting birds is one of my current interests,” says the artist. “Not real birds, but birds that are metaphors, psychologically and spiritually. These visual notations have now "leaked" into all aspects of my work. ” Sarangoulis explains that art, for her, is like oxygen – “One thing leads to another, everything is connected in its own small way.”
10 am - 6 pm
10 am - 8 pm
10 am - 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday:
12 pm - 4 pm
Marilyn Fox (email@example.com)