East and West

Featuring:

East and West

featuring: Richard Harrington and Debbie Pisacreta
This show runs from October 5, 2023 until November 5, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 7, 4-7 pm


East and West

"East and West" features work by Richard Harrington and Debbie Pisacreta inspired by trips to the Eastern and Western parts of the US.

An exhibition focusing on works based on the travels in opposite directions was first proposed by Harrington. "I took a Sabbatical from my position as Professor of Illustration at Moore College of Art and Design in the Fall of 2021. As part of my sabbatical project, I traveled across the US, taking the Lincoln Highway from Philadelphia to Sacramento, California, and returning East following old Route 66." said Harrington. 'I have always admired the work Debbie created on her trips to paint in Maine and New England, and I thought showing our work from the East and the West together would make a nice exhibition.'

Debbie's passion is plein air painting. "I love being outside observing light, colors, and movement so I choose to paint on site. Being in the environment inspires me to create unique compositions that reflect what I consider special about the location. I use my skills as an artist to translate the scene to the canvas, capturing my emotional response." Her work has been included in prestigious juried art shows such as the Ellarslie Open and Phillips Mill. In addition to paintings from Maine, her favorite place to paint, paintings of local scenes and Umbria, Italy, will also be included.