Soloist reception on January 15, from 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Just when we seem to be reaching new peaks of frustration with obstacles to travel and restraints on our social engagement, Gallery on the Green presents “Icebreaker”! Step into a warm and welcoming gallery to view literal and figurative cutting through ice-blocked passages. Icebreaker will surely spur conversation and engagement with fellow viewers as you experience Canton Artists’ Guild member interpretations in sculpture, prints, drawings, paintings, mixed media, and photographs.
Also on display is Places & People I Know, Don Sexton’s painted and mixed media scenes that tell the stories of people going about their lives with their families, at rest and at play. The paintings draw from his experiences over substantial periods of time in Australia, China, India, Japan, France, Russia, Portugal, South Korea, Italy, Brazil, Greece, Iran, and Mexico. The mixed media techniques are based on a special approach which he developed. After drawing the scene with black ink, Sexton employs oil pastels and water-based inks that produce vivid hues and make intriguing and exciting what at first glance might seem to be an ordinary scene. Guests at his shows always praise his lively colors and his unusual compositions.
A professional painter for more than 30 years, Sexton has exhibited in solo shows and group shows in New York City, Connecticut, and New York State. He has won many awards such as Best in Show and Best in Mixed Media, and his paintings are in collections in the United States, Europe, and Australia. He is frequently engaged in commission projects.
Sexton studied painting and drawing at Wesleyan University and at the New School, the Stacy Studio Workshop, the Koho School of Sumi-E in New York City, and the American Center for the Arts in Paris. He has served on the boards of JAM Gallery (NYC), Artwell, and the Kent Art Association and is a member of the Canton Artists Guild, the Housatonic Valley Art League, 14th Colony Artists, the Voice of Art, the Washington Art Association, and the Mamaroneck Artists’ Guild.
Sexton is having a reception at the Gallery for his solo show on January 14, from 2 p.m.-5 p.m.