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North Star Art Gallery and Keeler North Star Studio
743 Snyder Hill Road, Ithaca, New York
Gallery Hours - Daily by Appointment - 607-323-7684
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"Tuscan Impressions - Amsterdam Arias"
June 1 to July 30, 2023
June 10, noon to 5
June 11, noon to 7
New small plein air studies and larger compositions of Italy from previous years
New plein air studies by Brian Keeler of these two locations along with work from Umbria, Rome, Amalfi, Venice, Lake Como and other Italian locations from previous years.
"Amsterdam January Nocturne," oil on linenpanel, 12x12
The exhibit is from June 1 to July 31. Opening receptions on Saturday, June 10 from noon to 5 and on Sunday, June 11, from noon to 7 pm.
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Open by appointment through the year.
Amsterdam Arias in the Arts
This April and May Linda and I were very fortunate indeed to return to Amsterdam to revel in the arts of the Dutch Golden Age- with the Vermeer show being the main draw, an exhilarating experience,
Marveling and sketching from the originals was a wonderful experience. These paintings all seem to embody a calm but the Vermeer household was full of children, ten by some accounts. So the interiors offer perhaps a respite from the actual life. As I had just painted a Vermeer-inspired interior, I felt that I had done my homework. Viewing Vermeers work all beautifully hung was an aesthetic immersion not to be overstated, albeit a humbling one, but at once an inspiring experience to come face to face with the actual canvases and not just a computer screen version or a book reproduction.
The trip also included a two-week visit to Tuscany. I've been visiting Italy off and on for 31 years now and never seem to tire of the many offerings; artistic, musical, historical, culinary and the pure joy of beholding the sublime landscapes.