Carole Peck’s Good News Cafe has announced a new art show by Katie Ré Scheidt who describes her painting style as “expressionism” and the empowerment of women. In this show, with the faces unseen, Katie’s subject is the woman’s body. Her nudes portray confidence, strength, vulnerability, and they certainly evoke emotion. Her use of color and strategic positioning of gesture bring a sense of fluidity of motion and transcending calmness. Katie admits she loves to “play and push color”. Her, loaded with paint, brushes and palettes are employed with intent and purpose.
Katie’s parents recognize her gift and gifted her with opportunity to go to Florence, Italy to study her craft. She was 16. Now mature in her talents, she believes, her classical training, at the Studio Cecil Graves, gave her the confidence to “lose her orderly self” and allow her oils on canvas to be “unrestrained, but not reckless” – Republican American.
Katie is not only an artist. She has two children, Madeline and Guther, and a loving husband which, after being witness to and surviving the 9/11 terrorist attacks on The World Trade Center, were her inspiration to leave her Wall Street position and settle into this beautiful life of a painter. Living in Roxbury, CT, Katie’s studio is her backyard. She has set up her studio in her barn. Called “The Fauve Barn”, it was originally the studio for Leonard Wisegard, a children’s book illustrator.
Another artist that is showing his work is Brien Coleman who uses scissors, glue, pens, and pigment to create his interesting pieces. Coleman applies magic markers for strategic color enhancement. Coleman’s theatrical compositions of cut-out ephemera provide thematic thrusts that combine with color and pattern to form each mysteriously evocative image. STRANGE MAGIC is the title of his latest book, much of which sprang from two actual double-sided books which were deconstructed and reconfigured.
Brien Coleman has shown his works in many publications (he was a long-time contributor to the EAST VILLAGE EYE), as installations at thematic downtown New York nightclub events (Mudd Club, Danceteria, et al), and galleries in NYC, Venice Beach, California, Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico, Chania (Crete), Greece, Amsterdam, Wynwood & Coconut Grove in Miami, Toronto, and most recently at “A Fall Gathering of Artists” in Litchfield, CT.
The Good News Café and Gallery is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, on Sunday from 12 noon to 10 p.m. and is closed Tuesday and open from 12Noon to 10pm Sundays.
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