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Glass Growers Gallery Announces New Exhibit

Posted on October 16th, 2020 at 1:44 PM
Glass Growers Gallery Announces New Exhibit

Glass Growers Gallery announces a new exhibit entitled Out and About, featuring the serene,nature-inspired work of Meadville-based artist D.P. Warner. The show will be featured in the gallery from October 15, 2020 to November 17, 2020.

Guests are invited to view the show in-person at Glass Growers Gallery or to view the paintings online from the comfort of their home at D.P. Warner describes the process of creating the collection of paintings for Out and About as follows:

My interest in painting is my version of going fishing, an excuse to be outdoors with the sights, sounds and smells that we often take for granted. I love watching how the light creates shapes, colors, and contrast, then attempt to capture the feel of a place or subject. The majority of these paintings were done or started en plein air, onsite, here in Northwest Pennsylvania. Some of the larger pieces were made in the studio from reference sketches along with photos I have taken.

D.P. Warner, originally from New Haven, Connecticut, has lived in more than 12 states across the U.S. He attended Roanoke College for his Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Arts and the University of Arizona for his Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting. During his 37-year career teaching art, he taught a variety of courses at ten different schools and universities, including a 27-year run as an Assistant Professor of Art at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Through the years, D.P. Warner has received many recognitions as both an outstanding artist and educator. His concern for the environment has been a major theme in his art throughout his career.

The staff at Glass Growers Gallery is grateful for the opportunity to feature the beautiful work of D.P. Warner. They hope visitors and online viewers will appreciate the peaceful and cohesive quality of this body of work, which provides an opportunity for quiet reflection and respite during a time of much uncertainty and disorder.

Emily Ernes purchased Glass Growers Gallery (GGG) from its wonderful founder and dedicated owner of 46 years, Deborah Vahanian, in September of 2020 upon her retirement. Emily believes GGG is a special, magical place and strives to carry on its legacy in a way that honors its past and continually renews its offerings while staying true to its distinctive culture of openness, creativity, and authenticity.