Dolphin Gallery

Christine Bodnar: Recurring Romance

March 4 - April 27, 2017

The North River Arts Society presents the pastels of Christine Bodnar.

"The collection's title Recurring Romance, refers to a connection with the landscape, the familiarity, a personal attachment that has been formed. A writer will be descriptive about such a connection or experience, a painter uses a physical action to convey this relationship, this emotional reaction, which sometimes is an unexplainable attraction to revisit a place, to never get bored, or complacent with it’s mood or temperament. The first encounter, description, is vivid and well painted, then it becomes more; it becomes an intense beauty of simple notes, an abstract version of what is really being embraced.

I have been working primarily in pastel and loving every minute. I enjoy the immediate, fresh, and vibrant nature of the medium; it is what I respond to as a painter. Inspired by how light sets the drama of color, shadow, and rhythm in a composition makes the process an event that continues onto the next painting. Lately I have reverted back to early training in oils and acrylics, and working with the figure, which can reintroduce the importance of design and movement. These paintings are a result of a recurring observation, lingering romance, for the essence of time and place; explaining it with a contemporary and expressive interpretation."

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Content by Christine Bodnar

2017 Dolphin Gallery Upcoming Schedule

  • Jacquie Berard, Oils - April 30 - June 1
  • Gail Nathanson - June 3 - June 29
  • Rick Fee, Vintage Movie Posters - July 1 - July 27
  • North River Arts Society: Laura Harvey, Multimedia - July 29 - September 28
  • Renee Caouette, Oils & Pastels - September 30 - November 2
  • North River Arts Society: Jack Foley, Photography - November 4 - January 4, 2018

Application to Exhibit

The Clemens gallery is accepting applications for exhibiting in 2016 - 2017. Currently, the Dolphin Gallery is booked for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. If you are interested in exhibiting in the Clemens Gallery, please fill out the following applications and submit them to the Library Director: