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Friday, August 25, 2006


Sailboats cf. R. Hilder by Miles Goff

Watercolors at the Gleason capture shades of summer

Perhaps no other medium better captures the warm colors and light of summer than watercolor. If you haven't had time this summer to visit the Gleason Library, you still have one more week before September 1 to view the work of Studio 66, a group of artists that meets regularly in Carlisle under the auspices of the Carlisle Recreational Department in a class taught by artist Cynthia Durost of Acton.

The Art at the Gleason Show features the work of eight artists, including Miles Goff and Nancy Stadtlander of Carlisle. Goff has attended the Studio classes for the past five years. Although he had studied art at the Friends Select School in Philadelphia, he set aside his palette for six decades to pursue other degrees and a career as a microwave engineer. Ten paintings by Goff are on view, many of which reveal his appreciation for sailing. Goff also enjoys scuba diving and photography, and, he says, "mowing the grass with a John Deere 212.".

Skunk Cabbage by Nancy Stadtlander
Stadtlander, while not a professional artist, has explored various media including ceramics and oil painting at the DeCordova Museum. She has studied ikebana, Japanese flower arranging, and holds a teaching certificate in the art. Flowers are some of the subjects in her nine watercolors on display.

In addition to Goff and Statlander, other artists displaying at the library are Mimi Flanary of Acton, Swan Anderson of Boxborough, Barbara D'Addario and Sandy Roberts of Chelmsford. Instructor Cynthia Durost's work is also on display. She has traveled extensively throughout her life and exhibited internationally. Her work is largely impressionistic and features natural landscapes, still lifes and florals.

There may be no better way to end the summer than to view the work of the teacher and students in a class you may be tempted to take, to record your own memories from the summer.

2006 The Carlisle Mosquito