Fairfield, CT - The Kershner Gallery in the Fairfield Public Library invites the public to a reception for “Putting the Pieces Together”, the artwork of Eddie Hall, Larry Clifford and Lois Ramunni on Thursday, January 4, 2024 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The artists will talk about their work at 6 pm. The show can be seen from December 16, 2023 to February 4, 2024 during library hours. For questions, email email@example.com or call 203-246-9065. Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road in Fairfield.
Eddie Hall is a self-taught Berlin, Connecticut artist who creates works using recycled windows. He draws inspiration for vibrant colors and geometric patterns from architectural and design themes. He is a member of the Kehler Liddell Gallery, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, New Haven Paint & Clay Club and Rowayton Arts Center. His artworks have been featured and won awards in various art facilities in Connecticut and Miami. His work is also in numerous private collections.
Eddie says, “If you start looking, you would be surprised how many windows you find discarded by the side of the road. I keep finding myself coming back again and again to the visuals I can achieve with acrylic paints on the reverse side of recycled windows. Using this medium, I find that I can more readily present the bold colors and geometric patterns I feature in my work and find enjoyment in the challenge of working the unique character of each window into the piece itself. These works have allowed me to take something discarded and transform them into an item of beauty.”
Lois Ramunni began her love of mosaics in Tuscany, Italy, at the studio of a classical mosaic artist, and continued to grow as she studied various mosaic styles. She has exhibited her work at numerous juried art shows and for many years at the Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA) in Dania Beach, Florida.
Working with Florida interior designers, her work was shown at the Surfcomber Hotel in South Beach, Kimora in Coconut Grove and the Schrager Estate in Boca Raton. She has had private and public commissions in Florida and in Valencia, Spain, She also did five public art projects through the Art in State Buildings Awards for the Miami Dade Department of Health in West Perrine and Little Haiti, at Florida International University and Florida A&M University.
Lois states, “I love making Mosaics! I like the feel of the marble and travertine, the colors of the tiles and glass. With themes from life experiences, I want to captivate the viewer’s imagination.”
Larry Clifford has shown his work throughout New England in public libraries and fine art galleries. A couple of his pieces are currently touring the country in a national exhibit sponsored by Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). In addition, he has been featured in the SAQA Journal and Maine Magazine. Down East Magazine is doing a profile on him and his gallery in their January 2024 issue. After earning a B.A. in Art from Northwestern University then an M.A.,in Biomedical Communications from the University of Texas, he spent 15 years producing award-winning biomedical illustrations, with an emphasis on traditional media like pen-and-ink, carbon dust, and watercolor.
Larry says, “It's important for me to repurpose distressed and long-forgotten materials (in my case, old books). I view this as honoring the writers and memories they evoke. While most of the BiblioQuilts that I've created to-date have been based on traditional/geometric quilt designs, much of my future work will have a looser/abstract feel to it - almost painterly. My BiblioQuilt series was created using distressed books that were salvaged from basements, attics, and public libraries. I repurpose every part of the books I find —the covers, the pages, the spines—breathing new life into my materials with the addition of dyes, inks, and acrylics. At this stage of my career, I’m thrilled to be getting back to my roots as a maker of fine art.”