Each month Les Beaux Arts Gallery exhibits artwork of a local artist, thanks to the vision and hard work of Gallery Curator Mirella Hajjar. The Gallery is located in the hallway directly through the Sanctuary and is open Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. and Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., closed Saturday. Check the Church calendar for information on the latest artist.
Joseph Fama, The Inner Soul-Capturing Nature's Wonders
A nature lover and romantic landscape artist, Joseph Fama will be featured at Les Beaux Arts Gallery to complement the mesmerizing colors of the New England autumn.
The exhibit runs through Thursday, November 30.
Fama is master of natural light. "I am a visual translator expressing my feelings with color and brush strokes to move someone's heart,” he explains. He always starts with plein air color sketches and completes his oil painting in his studio. Like a hunter, he is on the lookout for picturesque scenes and he says that it is a challenge to capture nature with all its wondrous colors and subtleties of shade-dark and light.
Fama attended Pratt Institute, School of Visual Arts, and is a member of the American Artist Professional League and Oil Painters of America. He exhibits extensively throughout the nation and he presently conducts private group art lessons.
Taras Borovyk, My Journey through Colors
Taras Borovyk, a Ukrainian artist from Upstate New York, will show his oil paintingsfrom September 10 through October 19. Living in the U. S. since 1997, Borovyk has applied the rich background of his Lviv art education and experience in his work as a muralist for elegant homes and commercial environments. His early paintings bear his Ukrainian soul with their strong vibrant colors and shadowy figures.
In recent years, his style has shifted to become more abstracted and decorative. “I do not create art unless it creates itself as I work,” Taras explains. “It could be anything. It is like a ghost that appears when I pick up the brush. Whether I see a doorway or a still life that is abstracted in my view, or remember a piece of music that takes shape on canvas, it guides me through as it develops.”
In addition to his work as a muralist, Borovyk has had multiple solo exhibitions and has been highlighted in group shows in New York, Chicago, and Ukraine since 2000.