Celebration of art community

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Panoramic impressions of landscape from Fran Gallun (iridescent craypas, gouache and pencil)

Somewhat related to Dayton Castleman’s windmills (see previous post), my friend Fran Gallun gave a talk in conjunction with her participation in a curated group show at Hopkins House, that sweet little building along the river in Haddon Township run by the Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission. I say it’s related because Gallun, like Castleman, is concerned with matters spiritual in her work.

After the talk, Fran offered a peek at her most recent work–hot off the presses–created during a mini-retreat she created for herself in Israel a few weeks ago. The panoramic views on long strips of paper popped with color and variety. In a way, they were the antithesis of traditional travel landscapes, giving up the literal for a very personal take on the spaces and atmosphere she saw around her–a mix of awestruck and down-to-earth.


Glenn Hudson’s pit-fired vases

The exhibit is a celebration of the art community/coop and includes the clay, photos, jewelry and mixed media work from 12 local artists who share space–all mainly potters except for Gallun and Antonio Puri (he will give a talk March 29, 7 to 9 p.m.)

Others in the exhibit are Angel Andrews, Xiomara Babilonia, Linda Beck, Paula Faro, Kathy Foster, Stacey Harris, Glenn Hudson, Dona Musiano, Stacey Rashkin and Jack Seymour.

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fran gallun, glenn hudson, hopkins house

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