Meet our Local Artists
SPOTLIGHT ON: DAVID A. KARASOW
“Create in your own unique way—go for it!”
Exhibit Title: Dreaming On
Dates: Sunday, September 24, 2017 to Friday, November 10, 2017
Reception: Sunday, October 8, 2017 (1:00 PM – 3:00 PM)
Exhibit Medium: Digital photography collage, painting/drawing
About David: David A. Karasow is an artist based in Bucks County, PA. He creates work using a variety of mediums including photography, painting, marker and digital media. His work has been showcased throughout the Philadelphia area and has been featured in a number of collections including at the Brith Shalom Senior Center.
**If interested in purchasing any of the pieces exhibited, contact Kelly Soltis, Artists Assistant at (609) 477-9499 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
VBC: “Tell us a little about your exhibit.”
DAVID: “I find that creative potential is unlimited and kinetic action is a shared vision. My show is a mix of various types of art making. I like to push myself artistically to explore the world around me”
VBC: “Tell us a little about you, your life and your experiences.”
DAVID: “Growing up as someone with autism/Asperger’s Syndrome I struggled with school. Art was always a way for me to express my thoughts and feelings in a way people could understand [which] made me feel good.”
VBC: “What is your favorite place in Bucks County?”
DAVID: “I enjoy being out in nature. I particularly enjoy spending time by the [Delaware] River where I can observe turtle.”
SPOTLIGHT ON: BUCKS COUNTY ILLUSTRATORS SOCIETY
“You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
Exhibit Title: Flights of Fantasy
Dates: Sunday, October 01, 2017 to Saturday, October 28, 2017
Reception & Book Signing: Sunday, October 15, 2017 (1:00 PM – 3:00 PM)
Exhibit Medium: Various - oil, digital, watercolor, pen and ink, acrylic
Contact: Pat Achilles
Phone: (215) 348-4837
Artists on Display: Pat Achilles, James Bennett, Denise Callanan-Kline, Dan Fione, Ponder Goembel, Pam Hamilton, Rich Harrington, Monika Hinterwaldner, Deb Hoeffner, Becca Klein, Joe Kulka, Kim Kurki, Ryan Onorato, Mark Schaeffer, Marie Thresher, Christina Wannachaiwong, Piya Wannachaiwong and Glenn Zimmer
**Only select pieces are for sale. If interested in purchasing any of those pieces, ask the Visitor Center Information staff for the corresponding contact information. You can peruse a variety of their illustrated children's books, prints and other illustrated items that are for sale in the Visitor Center gift shop through December.
VBC: “Tell us a little about the Bucks County Illustrators Society and this exhibit."
BCIS: The Bucks County Illustrators Society is "group of individual artists with individual styles" that was "formed in 2009 and promotes the art and business of illustration and gives local illustrators the opportunity to connect with other professionals in the industry." Some of the unifying characters of the group are "the pursuit of artistic mastery, the capture of visual appeal, and perhaps most primarily, the love of storytelling."
VBC: “Tell us a little about the artwork created by BCIS."
BCIS: “The artwork of the Bucks County Illustrators Society springs from our delight in stories and our relish for color, line, gesture and atmosphere in art. We turn these stories into our stories by reimagining costumes and locales, sketching our actors, painting our scenes and finally turning words of fantasy into living, breathing reality for our fellow story lovers to enjoy." As for this exhibit in particular, "the subjects of the artwork in 'Flights of Fantasy' range from dragons and animals to sports celebrities, children’s book art to historical illustrations, graphic novels to decorative design."
VBC: “Can you talk to us about the nature of being an illustrator."
BCIS: “Illustrators can create their art from the vivid imaginings of a distant past as surely as from a scene happening right in front of them; but most often we are inspired to paint, draw or sculpt in order to make visible the invisible essence of the written or spoken word. Tales that beg to be believed – because seeing is believing – implore us to make them whole by rendering their people, their creatures, their moment in time, so they can never be forgotten. The tools of our trade – in addition to the watercolors, oils, digital media, chalk, pencil or ink we might pick up to draw with – include researching historical details, honing superior drafting skills and inventing surprising ways to depict stories while still clearly communicating their intent."