The Laffer Gallery Presents: “A Delicate Balance”
Featuring Ann Larsen, James Sankowski, Mark Tougias, and George Van Hook
September 16 – October 18, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 19, 5-8pm
The Laffer Gallery today announced the date for its upcoming “A Delicate Balance” art exhibition. Featuring artists Ann Larsen, James Sankowski, Mark Tougias and George Van Hook, the exhibit will open Wednesday, September 16, and run through Sunday, October 18. An opening reception will be held Saturday, September 19.
“Each of the artists in this show thrive in the natural environment,” said Erik Laffer, gallery owner. “Whether they work on canvas or shape clay with their hands, they are inspired by nature, which is evident by how well their works complement one another.”
Ann Larsen is an accomplished oil painter who received the 2014 Award of Excellence at the Paso Robles Invitational. She has been featured as an “Artist to Watch” by Southwest Art Magazine and is a signature member and past president of American Women Artists. She is also a member of American Impressionist Society, Outdoor Painters Society, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, Oil Painters of America and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.
James Sankowskie is a potter from Ballston Lake. His pots create a balance between form and design to yield pottery that is both durable and functional. Sankowskie has exhibited work in numerous regional, state, and national shows and art fairs, and his pottery has appeared in such publications as Studio Potter, Ceramic Monthly, and The Art of Contemporary American Pottery.
Mark Tougias is a self-taught artist whose inspiration comes from his immediate surroundings in Vermont and upstate New York. His work is defined by the use of light, tonality, atmosphere and composition to depict the poetic and spiritual qualities of place rather than an exact rendering of location. Tougias has exhibited in more than 40 galleries and has had more than 25 one-man shows.
George Van Hook has been exhibiting his paintings for more than 35 years throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. Van Hook’s painterly style follows in the tradition of the impressionists. Inspired by both a love of nature fostered by long hours painting “en plein air,” he paints with gusto and passion, bringing freshness and immediacy to the rural scenes where he lives in upstate New York. His work has been featured in En Plein Aire Magazine and he has twice been featured in American Artist Magazine.
About the Laffer Gallery
Located at 96 Broad Street in Schuylerville, The Laffer Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment. For more information call 518-695-3181 or visit thelaffergallery.com.