August 29 - October 29, 2023
Impressions features a few of the continent’s most highly regarded contemporary impressionist painters, Samir Sammoun and John C. Traynor. Like the many Impressionist painters that came before them, both artists work with loose, expressive brushstrokes and focus on the effects of light.
A colorist by nature, Sammoun uses a rich palette to create Mediterranean landscapes. His rhythmic gestures and delicate touches make the viewer feel as if they are experiencing the painting. Traynor is a skillful painter of every genre often depicting life around him whether it is nature, a still life, or the people. These everyday scenes allow Traynor to connect with the viewer sparking a memory from their past or a moment in their life.
Samir Sammoun has paintings in many private and public collections including the National Library of Canada and the Presidential Palace in Beirut, Lebanon. John Traynor has won numerous awards including the Frank DuMond award from the Hudson Valley Art Association and the Medal of Honor from the Salmagundi Club of which he is an honorary member. In addition, Traynor is also an inductee into the Delbarton School Hall of Honors and attained the level of Copley Master from the Copley Society of Boston.
On View August 29 - October 29, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, September 1, from 5pm to 8pm
Gallery Night MKE
Friday, October 20, from 5pm to 9pm
Saturday, October 21, from 11am to 6pm