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The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is pleased to announce the return of the ARTISTS TALK series of video-recordings of member artists' talks in group and juried shows. 

The 24 videos recorded so far form an archive of member artists discussing their work on our YouTube channel - an asset for the artists and a showcase for the richness of the visual arts in Fairfield County. 
ARTISTS TALK #8
Tues. Nov. 27, 6:00pm
Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Mathews Park, Norwalk

Points of View: Selections from Wilson Avenue Loft Artists 


Artists Talk #8 joins the Center for Contemporary Printmaking as it celebrates painters working at the Wilson Avenue Loft Artists studios, in Norwalk, who are also working with printmaking. 

The artists in the show who will be speaking are: Erin Dolan, Heide Follin, Nancy McTague-Stock, Farnosh Olamai, and Vicki French Smith.

Points of View reflects the diversity of this group, with several members who are very new to printmaking, as well as others who are more established in the genre. Come hear five artists talk about the experience of working in a different medium than usual. Refreshments at 6pm, Artists Talks commence 6:30pm. 
Erin Dolan's work often begins with patterns, textures, and colors found in nature. The physical and visual experience within nature becomes "sense memories" that are the starting point for the work she creates in the studio.  Her current work is inspired by the contrast and connection between the natural and urban expanse. On Tuesday, she will be discussing the "memory palace" concept in recalling landscape imagery when creating these monoprints in the studio of Taos, New Mexico.  
Heide Follin's paintings are infused with an inventive expression driven by her passion for vibrant color and love of the natural world. Her paintings evoke the joyful intimacy of natural objects and landscape interpreted in a variety of mediums with many techniques including spontaneous brush work, free-form drawing, lyrical Japanese brush strokes, scraping, scratching, dripping, precise areas for contrast, and even sanding. In her printmaking she is trying something different.
Nancy McTague-Stock credits early exposure to environmental experiences as the impetus for her life long artistic focus. Her environmentally focused imagery centrally highlights the fragility of nature in an increasingly techno-centric world, through an amalgam of painting, printmaking and contemporary photographic media. Her work is observation-based, with a strong conceptual sensibility and superb craftsmanship.

Born in Tehran, and moving to the US in the 1980’s, as an artist, Farnosh Olamai has felt called to bring “opposites” together: the modern and the traditional, the natural and the man made, the east and the west. “Persion Fusian” she calls it: combining the cultures of East and West – the timeless elegance and beauty of her native Persia with the contemporary vitality of the United States.
Normally working in watercolor, oil and acrylic, striving for luminosity, color harmonies and rhythms in concert with a unified sensation of motion, Vicki French Smith is attracted to the motion and patterns of nature with its varied rhythms and self-replicating tempos.Painting seascapes and skies on metal and canvas gives me opportunities to create textures and interact with the variable moods of nature. 

to hear these artists talk about their work 
and to engage them with questions
Visit our ARTISTS TALK YouTube Playlist. Subscribe to our YouTube channel

See our Artists Talk Archive
This is a linked list of artist members whose talks are posted on our YouTube channel:
Polly Castor
Eric Chiang
Adger Cowans
William Glaser
Gwen Hendrix
Tracy Hoffman
Xiao Mai Kong
Shelley Lowell

Duvian Montoya
Nancy Moore
Cindi Mullins
Aisha Nailah

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