October’s Featured Artists: Mary Pat Kiely & William Pickett!

Join us on October 2nd for Art Night!

Exhibit runs from Tuesday Oct. 2nd to Saturday Nov. 3rd

A chance to meet the artists while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drink specials!

 

 

 

 

Artist Statement

Mary Pat Kiely:

Rochester artist Mary Pat O’Brien has been educated with an undergraduate

degree from Nazareth College and an MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Professional experience includes the advertising field, stenciling and decorating business,

gallery work and her current position as art teacher at Mercy High School in Rochester, New York where her students have received many prizes in competitions.

M.P.O’Brien is primarily an acrylic painter whose work is based on moods and

energy, inspired by nature,  expressed through color and brushstrokes.

The subject matter is invented  and, although abstract has a familiarity that allows for broad possibilities of interpretation by the viewer.

With a strong exhibition background and many juried and invitational shows to her credit, M.P.O’Brien maintains a studio and produces artwork that has been placed in numerous corporate and private collections in the New England area. Her work may be found at Xerox, Pepsi Cola, Goldome and Key Banks, Nixon Hargrave, Hammer Litho, Rich Products and Rumrill Hoyt. O’Brien’s work was chosen for a purchase award at the Central Adirondack Art Exhibit, and her painting is in the permanent collection of The Arts Center in Old Forge, NY.

 

 

William Pickett: 

“I intend to capture images of the beauty of the everyday world and make them easily available to anyone.  We pass through this world distracted by our needs or those of others; it often seems that there is little beauty or graciousness.  The natural world has overwhelming evidence to the contrary.  My aim is to provide the opportunity to stop and see the beauty and grace of God’s creation.  The world constructed by human beings also contains beauty and surprise if we only know where and how to look.”
Bill is a retired college and church administrator who has been taking photos all his life but intensively for the last 30 years.  He and his wife Marilyn are parents of eight and grandparents of twenty.  Thus Bill does a lot of family, event, and sports photography.  His first love will always be landscapes.  They don’t move–much–and they never ask to see the photo and exercise a veto!  You can learn more about Bill on his website– www.williampickett.com –and visit his photography site–www.gratefulheartphoto.com.
All proceeds from the sale of the items on display will be contributed to to the Kuc Majok Vocational College in South Sudan.    http://kmvcss.org/