The ARTery Gallery’s July exhibit “Moods in Art,” will be on display from Thursday, July 6 through Monday, August 7.
The exhibition brings together the works of long-time member Liza J. Smith-Simpson and new member, Laura Lippay. Each of these painters allow their strong sense of color to play a major role in the artwork they create. Ranging from abstracts to realism, their paintings stretch the imagination and challenge the senses.
Smith-Simpson’s “Flight Paths XI” strikes a powerful mood in red and orange as it portrays the turbulent late 1960’s and the first man on the moon. Just the opposite, her “Where the Fairies Meet II” takes the viewer to a somber, quiet place marked by soft, glimmering sunlight and a variety of serene greens. Lippay also runs the full gamut of moods. Her portrayal of war in the Ukraine and urban life explores the curious edges of the tragic, rebellious yet resilient aspects of life. On the other hand, many of her pieces are floral in nature and suggest a buoyancy in spirit.
Liza J Smith-Simpson holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. She began to paint when she was a child. Though mostly self-taught, she has honed her skills through college art classes and various workshops over the years. Smith-Simpson has won many awards and her paintings can be found all across the US and in Canada. She enjoys painting on various substrates using a variety of mediums that include; oils, acrylic, watercolor, collage, and pastel. She also produces work on glass and jewelry.
Laura Lippay received her art education in Philadelphia. She holds a Degree in Specialized Technology (multimedia/web) from the Art Institute and also studied art at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture. She paints in oils and acrylics and also creates jewelry and resin pieces. Lippay interprets the world around her with mysticism and fascination. She has been referred to as “all the colors in a Crayola box.”
Meet Liza J Smith-Simpson and Laura Lippay at their opening reception which includes refreshments on Saturday, July 8 from 6-9 p.m. The ARTery welcomes the public to this free cultural event.
The ARTery Gallery, is a cooperatively owned and operated fine art gallery, serving regional artists and art lovers since 1996. The gallery features a wide array of artistic talent ranging from traditional oil, watercolor, and photography to sculpture, jewelry, textiles, pottery, and collage.
For more information, log onto arterygallerymilford.com or call 570-409-1234