Trio’s Holiday “Art Friday “

Art is meant to be shared.

That’s the sentiment behind the works plein air artists Jennifer L. Hoffman, Bill Sawczuck and Kathryn Mapes Turner, partners at Trio Fine Art, plan to offer on Art Friday. That day, November 23rd, 10 am – 8 pm, visit Trio and enjoy ” a little bit of artistic respite” from the holiday shopping din and mediocrity! The sale and exhibition offers a collection of small paintings and drawings. Here’s where you can find something very special. In addition to fine art, visitors will enjoy live music and refreshments. These works are on display through January 5, 2013.

“I love smaller works because you have to step in closer to take them in,” says Hoffman. “It’s almost as if the artist is in a dialogue with the viewer. Drawings are special because they are so pure – there’s no color or impasto to hide behind. It’s just the bare bones of my thought process, so personal.”

Turner chimes in. “We include a lot of drawings and for me, drawing is a very expressive medium that can illustrate the artist’s creative thought development. It is a foundational practice that can communicate the artistic process in a dynamic way.”

Hoffman and Turner focus on wildlife and landscapes; Sawczuck notes that the show is a special opportunity to see works in a variety of media—works on paper as well as small oil studies (which, to my mind, can be the most special works). “I prepared a collection of small plein air paintings that feature historic local buildings, as well as landscapes,” he says. “In my drawings, I depict animals.” Sawczuk doesn’t always offer his drawings available for sale, making the holiday show and sense of sharing even more special.

Slow down, warm up and welcome the season at Trio!

Images,top to bottom: Jennifer L. Hoffman, Bill Sawczuck and Kathryn Mapes Turner. For more information, check out









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