October Art Walk- Syzygy Gallery is featuring paintings by Pat Cleveland
An artist with a heart for preserving endangered species
Pat Cleveland has been a painter since an early age, and as an artist, her life and work are inextricably wound. Working primarily with oils, she brings color and a strong sense of composition to her work. Cleveland has won numerous awards and notices at juried shows and exhibits. Her work is in many private collections.
6/3/2011: Christina Jarmolinski, Religious and Spiritual Art
Upcoming Art Walk, June 3, Syzygy Gallery is exhibiting Religious and Spiritual Art works of the internationally-acclaimed artist Christina Jarmolinski. Most of these works were never shown in the USA before. It is an exciting presentation featuring many smaller drawings up to paintings of larger dimensions, for instance “Maria Magdalena”, “The Shroud” or “Moses and the burning bush”. Jarmolinski created many of these paintings, drawings and collages during her years of spiritual growth.
"Moses and the Burning Bush" by Christina Jarmolinski
Through her extensive stays in Europe she was greatly influenced by the European masters Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Tintoretto, El Greco, Rubens, Rembrandt and Chagall. In the mid 80’s Jarmolinski was invited to design an altar, stained glass windows, murals and posters for churches in Germany. Her religious work has been exhibited in many churches in Bavaria.
Syzygy Gallery will showcase these works from June 3 to June 29. Rev. Tom Hafer of Faith Presbyterian Church, Chaplain at Golf Coast Village, Cape Coral, and Pastor of Volunteers of America, will open the show on June 3, 2011 at 7 pm.
October: Pat Cleveland
Pat Cleveland has been a painter since an early age, and as an artist, her life and her work are inextricably wound. Working primarily with oils, she brings an intense feeling for color and a strong sense of composition to her work. The artist’s subject matter ranges from magnified images of flowers and vegetable life that explore the complexity of natural forms to sweeping landscapes and portraits which exude a bold energy, revealing her sensuality.
Born in New Jersey, Cleveland began painting at the age of three when her mother, an artist herself, put a brush in her hand. A graduate of Traphagen School of Fashion and Design in New York City, Cleveland spent fifteen years working as an interior designer, including ten years at Bloomingdales.
After marrying and raising three children, the artist moved to Florida in 1975, furthering her studies at the Cape Coral Art Studio, Lee County Alliance of the Arts, Ft. Myers, and the Barrier Island Group of the Arts, Sanibel, Fl.
An active member of several art organizations, Cleveland began showing her work in the early 1980’s, winning numerous awards and notices at juried shows and exhibitions. One of her paintings was selected as a winner in an international competition sponsored by Artis Spectrum Magazine, New York City, in 1996, and was featured in an issue of that magazine. In addition, Pat has taught art programs for children and creative workshops for adults.
Cleveland’s work has been presented by Rick Moore Fine Art Gallery, Naples, Fl., Sanibel Gallery, Sanibel Island, Fl., Witt and Witt Gallery Ft. Myers, Fl Images Gallery Lakeland, Fla.
Her work is in many private collections including such notables as Lily Tomlin and Russian Ice Dancers
Pat has always loved nature with all its many forms and colors. It is interesting to find unusual images to paint. The Master Creator has given us limitless images to provide inspiration.
September in SyZyGy Gallery
9/11/2010 Homage to John Gaughan
SyZyGy Gallery is honored to show the late John Gaughan’s works.
His wife Gerry and SyZyGy Gallery have worked closely together to offer a small collection of his works. In conclusion of the show, SyZyGy Gallery is gladly adding John Gaughan’s works to our Member Artists.
Born August, 1928, Cape Coral Artist, John Gaughan began his calling when his mother bought him his first paint kit. He followed his path, graduating from the Institute of Art of Pittsburgh. After graduating he began a career as a commercial artist, later evolving his art to Abstract Expressionism. His Idol was Jackson Pollack.
Gaughan’s thoughts and emotions were brought to canvas in many colors creating his “Mood Paintings.” Mr. Gaughan worked passionately until his passing in April 2007.
Saturday 9/11/2010 from 2 to 4 PM.
Tue.-Sat. 10.30 am - 5 pm
Sundays from 11.30 am - 5 pm
Show runs until Thursday 10/7/2010
SyZyGy Gallery, the Fort Myers Art Gallery for Contemporary Art and Jewey