MILFORD - The ARTery Gallery in Milford is presenting the featured artists for September, Kate Horan and Alvin Rosser. Their work will be featured from September 7 through October 9.
The public is invited to the opening reception on Saturday, September 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.
“Enjoy wine and snacks while viewing the works of these two very accomplished artists as well as the work by the other members of this cooperative gallery, during this Milford After Dark monthly event throughout the town,” said organizers.
The ARTery Gallery is located at 210 Broad St., Milford.
In her semi-abstract painting and collage, Kate Horan probes aspects of the cultural and social environment. In her words: “My passion is making figurative art. Through invention and observation, I create images that reflect the caring, contentious, vulnerable, elusive and complicated beings called human.” There is often a narrative in her work that calls for a story, or many, even if it’s only in the grasp of a hand or the degree of a smile. Horan did her graduate study at SUNY Buffalo and further study at The Art Student’s League and School of Visual Artin NYC. Her paintings are in collections throughout NY, NJ, PA, and nationally.
Alvin Rosser earned his MFA degree at Ohio University in 1953. While at OU he studied with Aaron Bohrod and Charles Burchfield. In 1953 he married and moved to New York where he worked for the Mutual Broadcasting Company as a visual presentations artist by day and studied painting with Hans Hoffman at night. From 1954 through 1960 he exhibited abstract paintings in many prominent galleries-- Ward Eggleston, Roko, Koltnow, Caravan and the New York City Center Gallery.
In 1960 he moved to Sparta, NJ where he taught in the local school system. He joined the ARTery when it was first formed in 1999 and his work, which has been a favorite of visitors, are 'tongue in cheek' observations of people. Drawing on his abstract background, his technique has loose, simple brushstrokes and lines with lots of texture. He is uniquely able to capture the character of people with a minimalist's touch.
The ARTery Gallery is open Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Monday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information contact the Gallery at 570-409-1234, visit online at www.arterygallerymilford.com or their Facebook page at arterygallerymilfordpa .