Meet Deborah Geurtze: Free Artist’s Talk
Star Power Artist Deborah Geurtze Presents Artist Talk June 15 @ 5PM
Cooperstown NY—Former Cooperstown resident, Deborah Geurtze, will discuss her art and the evolution of her career, with its intriguing twists and turns, at the lively Art Garage, Thursday June 15, 5pm. The free event is the second in a series of Artists’ Talks that accompany the current exhibition, Star Power Painting, at the Art Garage.
The show features three accomplished regional artists, Deborah Geurtze, Tracy Helgeson and Lilian Voorhees and showcases each established artist’s truly distinctive artistic style. Geurtze is an award-winning master-printer of complex, hand colored etchings—and also an accomplished award-winning painter of lush tableaux built of loose, expressionistic brushwork. She will also participate in the Artists Panel Discussion on Wednesday July 5, at 5PM, when all three artists plan to discuss their processes and more in a panel format. Questions are always welcome. Due to space constraints, reservations are recommended but optional, as seating is limited. Call 607-547-5327, text / call 315-941-9607 or email LeArtGarage@gmail.com.
The Finale Day of the show is Saturday July 15.
The Star Power Painting exhibition is open Saturdays 11am-3pm and every day with a text or call to 315-941-9607.
Also on view in the Third Bay, brilliantly colored artworks by self-taught artist Louis Sherry, who lives in a log cabin near Ithaca.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
All three well-known artists have an individualistic, distinctive vocabulary that has richly evolved over several decades. Deborah Geurtze, who divides her time between the Adirondacks, the Capital Region and Boston’s North Shore, will feature magnificent, richly-textured large landscapes layered with loose and luscious brushstrokes, installed in the Middle Bay. Tracy Helgeson, originally from Minnesota but now settled on a farm near Springfield, NY, will offer radiant iconic rural tableaux, a kind of soft-focus magic realism, her brushwork all but invisible. Lilian Voorhees, whose work is perhaps the least often shared with the general public, will present a new body of work comprising stunning richly-abstract compositions, devoid of the natural world influences subtly discernible in her previous work.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
DEBORAH GEURTZE: In addition to several revered local landmarks in this exhibition – Shadow Brook and Leatherstocking Falls– Ms Geurtze also will reference the Adirondacks. At one time she artistically preserved sensitive viewsheds and rare wild habitats for the Park Agency. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Art and Design, SUNY Potsdam and Albany, Ms Geurtze made art in a Toddsville studio for 25 years before leaving the state for the Gloucester MA area. She is perhaps best known for her hand-colored etchings and monotypes which have garnered numerous awards in national juried festivals and in national and international shows. (Some of these will be available in a portfolio stand.) Her work is in public, corporate and private collections. Besides the Art Garage, museums and galleries that have featured Ms Geurtze’s work include the Everson Museum, the Yager Museum, Hartwick College, the Garrison Art Center and Old Forge Art Center. A renaissance person, Geurtze co-founded the reinvented Danny’s Main Street Market in Cooperstown, and also served as a board member and co-president of the Cooperstown Art Association for many years.: Please see FB / Instagram ArtGarageCooperstown for images and more information.