Art Exhibit Opening: Mood and Light

Mood and Light Works by Barbara Youngman and Luki O’Connor at Studio Around the Corner

The Cultural Arts Coalition will present paintings and photographic works by Barbara Youngman and Luki O’Connor at the Studio Around the Corner beginning June 30, 2017, at an opening reception from 7 to 9 PM.  The show, entitled “Mood and Light” will be exhibited at the Studio throughout the months of July and August during gallery hours on Saturdays, 12 - 2 PM and during other events at the Studio.

A native New Yorker, Barbara Youngman has been creating works of art her entire life.  Self-taught, she creates paintings in multiple mediums including acrylics, encaustic, fabric, mosaics, and other materials and especially enjoys the freedom that mixed media provides.  She takes her inspiration from dark pensive moods.  “I like to paint about pain, angst, wonder, and grief. I want the viewer to have an emotional connection, which perhaps reminds them of a personal life experience, but I do not paint for the other person.”  Before devoting her focus to painting, Barbara spent most of her creative energy crafting and selling jewelry for her company Jewelscape.  

Luki O’Connor’s first camera was a Brownie, which she used to photograph everything in her path, including her many pets and siblings.  She graduated to an instamatic camera — won by sending in a few thousand gum wrappers — and eventually to a 35 mm camera, for which she set up a darkroom and learned to process her black and white film to make her own prints. Her first job in NYC was shooting ads using 4x5 and 8x10 cameras.  After some time as a photographer in the advertising field, she began to explore shooting in natural light, capturing pets, family friends, landscapes, seascapes, street scenes. It became her passion: “It was a great escape for me, taking off for an entire day with a ton of film, one or two cameras and nothing but time to shoot whatever I wanted.”  Luki later went on to work as both a staff and freelance photographer, but she continues with her passion, and adding digital photography to her explorations.

Opening Reception - Meet the Artist

Friday, June 30, 7p - 9p

Additional Gallery Hours:  12 - 2p

Saturdays: July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26

Studio Around the Corner at Old Town Hall

67 Main Street, Suite 101

Brewster, NY 10509

(845) 363-8330

For more information on this and other Cultural Arts Coalition events, visit: www.CulturalArtsCo.com


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