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∧ Susan Greenstein has had a most productive few months, as only a teacher can have during the summer. She traveled and painted on-location in several places along the east coast, including Burlington, VT, The Berskshires, Cape May, NJ and of course NYC. Rumor has it that Susan painted over 28 pieces this summer! For the second year in a row, Susan attended Maine College of Art’s week-long Feed Your Soul studio-based program in Portland for art educators. Her work was shown, in tandem with husband Phil Desantis, at Mandelino’s in Union Square, and she is currently showing a selection of drawings at Colson’s Patisserie, right across the street from 440 Gallery on Ninth Street.
∧ Jo-Ann Acey renovated her studio this summer and now that her space and equipment is better organized, she’s taking advantage of it to get busy again. Early in the summer Jo-Ann spent four days working at printmaker Kathy Caraccio’s printing studio, where she explored monotypes as part of her drawing process. Her work can be seen at several places in Brooklyn: Finding Beauty at St. Joseph’s College from Wednesday, September 13 through November 2; The Art Space at Chocolateria through October 15, and during Gowanus Open Studios, Saturday, October 21 & Sunday October 22.
∧ Amy Weil continues to amaze us with every encaustic painting she makes. She’s been exploring sizes and colors and flowers along with stripes and dots and it all adds up to a beautiful collection of pieces that we can’t wait to see in person. In August, Amy’s work was selected as part of BROOKLYN, an exhibition at The Long Beach Island Foundation, and she was selected to be a featured artist on Saatchi Art’s Inspired by Pop Art collection. Amy will be participating in Gowanus Open Studios, Saturday, October 21 & Sunday October 22.