Saturday, January 4, 2014

Marilyn Orner Cromwell: Recent Paintings opens today

Marilyn Orner Cromwell: Recent Paintings
December 28, 2013 – February 28, 2014
Reception for the Artist: Saturday, January 4, 2014 from 5 to 7
Art On Main, The Gallery at Barnbrook Realty
271 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230
Contact Peggy Reeves, Curator, at (413) 528-2446 for more information
Great Barrington, MA – Marilyn Orner Cromwell will be exhibiting her recent paintings at Art On Main, The Gallery at Barnbrook Realty, through the months of January and February 2014.  A resident of Egremont, MA, the artist is also an art educator at Berkshire Country Day School and has taught art there for over 30 years.  She has a Masters in Creative Arts in Teaching from Lesley University.
Having raised her own children and juggled a committed teaching schedule for so long, Orner Cromwell is now more focused on her own studio practices.  With her children grown, she has moved her attention to creating oil paintings that concentrate on readily available still-life subjects.  Working with inanimate domestic objects as her main theme, she is able to work on aesthetic problems which she intentionally sets up to challenge herself.  Placement, light, color, compositional weight, spatial relationships and textural surfaces are combined to form an interesting problem for which she is drawn to paint a solution. 
Orner Cromwell’s work has been seen in solo and group shows throughout the country and locally at the Lenox Library and the Image Gallery in Stockbridge.
Art On Main is open during the regular business hours of Barnbrook Realty.  It is located in the center of downtown Great Barrington at 271 Main Street.  Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 5 pm.  Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.