"Chords of Colors": Paintings by Olga Gernovski
Monday, October 2nd, through Thursday, October 26th
Public Reception: Saturday, October 14th, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Renowned local Visual Artist Olga Gernovski will be presenting a retrospective of her paintings in the Virginia A. Carten Gallery at Abbot Public Library, from Monday, October 2nd, through Thursday, October 26th. There will be over thirty oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings on view, created by Olga over the last few years. You will see landscapes, seascapes of the beautiful North Shore, exciting flower compositions and portraits of your contemporaries.
Olga Gernovski was born in the Ukraine, where her art education began. In 1994, Olga and her family moved to Massachusetts, where she completed her education at the Art Institute of Boston. After that, she studied panting with such masters as Kim English, Dennis Perrin, and Peggi Kroll. Over time, Olga developed a unique personal style with bold brush strokes and deliberate color application.
Olga has been a member of the Marblehead Arts Association, since 1997, and the Rockport Art Association, since 2005. She has had multiple solo shows throughout Massachusetts, and her works were honored by numerous awards for painting and drawing at art competitions. For many years, she has been donating her paintings to charitable causes, such as the WGBH TV auction and the FRAXA Research Foundation. Olga's paintings are held in private collections in many countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Switzerland, Holland, Russia, and the Ukraine.
Many of Olga's landscapes are inspired by the music of autumn colors. These warm yellow and orange notes flow together into chords on her canvas. In contrast to them, one hears sounds of blue colors of her seascapes. This melody is punctuated by the colorful accents of her flower paintings.
All are invited to a public reception for the exhibit, on Saturday, October 14th, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Please come and enjoy the show, meet the artist, and consider purchasing the piece that you fall in love with, so that you can bring a thing of harmony, positive mood and inspiration into your home or office, or share it with someone special.
About the Virginia A. Carten Gallery
Virginia A. Carten (1906 – 1986) was a local artist who expressed her generosity to the community by bequeathing a significant amount of money to Abbot Library for items relating to art and artists. A portion of that money was used to build a new gallery during the Library building renovations in 1989 – 1990. The Carten Gallery is used for exhibits of area artists whose work might include painting, photography, sculpture, multimedia and more. Those interested in exhibiting work in the Gallery should contact the Library Director, Patricia Rogers, at 781-631-1481 Ext. 222, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia A. Carten
The following biographical information about Virginia Carten comes from a 1980's Rockport Art Association book on member artists: Virginia Carten was intrigued by line and motion, likes to capture some fleeting moment in the daily lives of her subjects- from Mexican washwomen to lobstermen tending traps. Graduated: Massachusetts school of Art. Worked Boston stores and newspapers, later – children's book illustration. Served: 3 years army Air force Photographer – U.s. and Europe.. exhibited: London International Salon of Photography. 1965: Began studying painting in Mexico, concentrating on people in action – at markets, fiestas and countrysides. She observes unopposed movements of life, watching, memorizing and making very small quick sketches – painting later indoors. She finds Mexico, Guatemala, Spain, Morocco and New England harbors rich in colorful subjects.