On Display at Dylan’s Restaurant
Works by Arlene Goldberg, Ed Kadunc and Judith Lerner
Stop by Catamount’s Annex Gallery at Dylan’s Cafe and enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner while checking out the wonderful artwork! Don’t miss this show.
About the Artists
My current interest, exemplified by the work in this exhibit, involves painting abstractly onto rolled out clay plates with the glazes I make from powdered minerals. The firing may or may not be a partner in the creation of colors and patterns. There lies the excitement.
In my clay work, I like to contrast expressionistic hand building of personal ideas with wheel-thrown formed functional pieces. Influences by potters past are: Southwest Pueblo potters and Chinese pottery as seen on a 1997 ceramic art tour of the country. The natural work is a prime influence. I enjoy making ‘functional art’. During the time of the Chinese Emperors two types of pottery were made concurrently – everyday functional ware and the fanciful containers that were buried with the Emperor. I imagine my ware to be in the latter category.
The animals and plants seen from my studio windows supply the ideas for the ‘storypots’ I have made over the years. These storypots are covered jars that can hold soup to nuts. This aspect appeases the functional part of my nature while opening up the opportunity to sculpt animals and plants as handles, feet or relief work on the sides of the pots.
Arlene is the well-known Jurassic Potter.
Watercolors, Drawings and Oils
Ed Kadunc of Barnet, studied and worked in the field of fine arts from the earliest age. Majoring in the study of the Arts, Kadunc was formally trained at several schools and universities, including University of Miami and Syracuse University. Early on he was fortunate to study, work with, and be encouraged by several master artists, principally noted American Artist/Printmaker Barry Moser.
The old school artists, landscape impressionists of the 18th through 20th century, as well as the old masters, are the primary influence in Kadunc’s style and interpretation. Presently dedicated to depicting the relationships between landscape and the people of this region, the masters have become the true source of Kadunc’s inspiration and motivation.
After 25 years in the field of commercial art, including technical and architectural design, creative design, graphic arts, book design, illustration, instruction, etc., Kadunc is directing his creative effort in the pursuit of fine art, oil on canvas and pencil as his principal medium, with watercolor also a strong interest. Ed’s sense of detail and the mysteries therein are reflected in his work, most especially his pencil drawings.
Kadunc’s style of artwork remains mostly traditional with a fundamental base in composition. However, it continues to evolve with a greater level of interpretation and impression. Kadunc also has pursued and worked as an art instructor for many years, and is presently teaching several classes in the field of fine arts and sculpture at The St. Johnsbury House, Court Street Arts in Haverill, New Hampshire, as well as developing and continuing classes at the Atelier Kadunc Workshops in St. Johnsbury.
Watercolor and gouache
Judith Lerner of Newbury, Vermont, is a colorist, exploring shapes formed by shadows and light, threading colors on their way from the gaudy to refinement. Her perception of the richly patterned countryside focuses on a continuing investigation of the colors in nature and the seasonal changes, always filtered through imagination and memory.
As a landscape painter, her technique in gouache presents broad vistas as well as details, using her immediate environment of the Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and travels.
Though best known for landscapes, she also produces paintings of botanicals each summer – a series of lotus dancing, roadside wildflowers, and garden flowers.
She has been a printmaker, an art director and designer of record album covers, and a book illustrator. She received her BFA from the University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, and completed graduate work in Classical Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Her paintings and prints have been the subject of many solo gallery and group exhibitions in New York, Boston, New England, Washington, D.C., and London; and her paintings have been represented in the U.S. Department of State’s Art in Embassies program.
Lerner is represented in public, private and corporate collections including the De Cordova Museum, the First National Bank of Boston (Bank of America), the Philadelphia Print Club (The Print Center), the New Hampshire State House, and the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont.The Seasons, a four panel mural series of Vermont landscapes, was commissioned by the Vermont Council on the Arts, and is installed in the Franklin County Courthouse in St. Albans, Vermont.