Jeanne Staples, Bob Avakian and Scott Terry
July 17, 2016 - July 30, 2016

Please join us for the opening reception -- Sunday, July 17th from 5-7 PM

Jeanne Staples - Jeanne's paintings for this show focus on the classic Vineyard landscapes and island moments we all know so well. Her unique style of brushwork and choice of color palette bring a magical serenity to her landscapes. Jeanne studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the pre-eminent institution of American realism. She is a member of the Copley Society of Art in Boston and has taught painting and drawing at the Albany Institute of History & Art, the Rensellaer County Council for the Arts, and was Coordinator of Education for the Empire State Plaza Art Collection, and the New York State Governor's Mansion in Albany.

Bob Avakian- Island photographer Bob Avakian returns to the Granary Gallery with his evocative night photographs.

Scott Terry - From an early age Scott Terry decided to devote his life to painting. During the summer months he works as a commercial fisherman on the Vineyard and paints full time for the remaining months of the year. Scott's time on the water has developed his gift for observation; this is most evident in the way he is able to capture and illustrate the multiple characteristics of light in a scene. He renders natural light in a way that reflects its ephemeral quality, and the comforting glow of manmade light, as represented in the light of a house window or the cabin of a boat, evokes a universally familiar feeling. His use of realism is often compared to Fredrick Church, Edward Hopper, and Maxfield Parrish, but ultimately it all comes back to Scott Terry and his unique way of seeing and interpreting his surroundings.