"New Members Show:
Christine Bodnar, Suzette Macdonald Lebenzon, and Daniel Reynolds"
Three new Gallery members, Christine Bodnar, Suzette Macdonald Lebenzon, and Daniel Reynolds are being showcased by the Front Street Art Gallery from June 3rd to June 27th. The Gallery will be kicking off their First Friday Reception of the year on Friday, June 4th (5 to 7 PM) with Cindy Jollotta, a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles.
Christine Bodnar, a national and international award winning pastelist, has a fascination for color and how it could change the mood and feeling of a moment in time. Her work is derived from observing her natural surroundings; her interpretation is contemporary realism with an expressive style. Whether it is the glorious hues of an evening sky or the interesting play of water reflections, she reacts and responds with pastel as her voice. She has earned Eminent Membership from the International Association of Pastel Societies. She is a member of Pastel Painters of Cape Cod. She was highlighted recently in American Art Collector, Southwest Art Magazine, and in Northlight Books Publication, “Pure Pastel, Contemporary Works by Today’s Top Artists.”
Suzette Macdonald Lebenzon credits the coast as a continuous source of inspiration in her work. Marshes, lighthouses, the tangle of telephone wires across a beachfront neighborhood of cottages, all provide subject matter for her works. She is interested in dramatizing the juxtaposition of color, exaggerating hues, and playing with the mood of changing light. She looks for unconventional compositions, always hoping to capture a unique perspective on a familiar subject. Her work is known for its whimsy and nostalgia.
Daniel Reynolds, has been chased at gun-point through the streets of Brazil; escaped road bandits in the deserts of Morocco; tear-gassed in the Paris riots; adopted a cat in Thailand; drank his way through the Irish pubs and matched it pint-for-pint in the clubs of Los Angeles. He belly danced with women in Marrakech; snorkeled off the Baja coast of Mexico; shot music videos on the streets of Rome; was swept up in a Barcelona street parade; lost a ukulele on a train in Venice; lost his fear of heights on top of the Great Wall of China; and lost his self-respect in the karaoke bars of Southern Massachusetts - all the while painting and sculpting his way through the world.
Come, browse and chose one of the show pieces for yourself.