June 12, 2019

“Breathing In” Exhibit At Artists’ Gallery

“SING”: This work by Beatrice Bork will be featured in “Breathing In,” a joint exhibition with Laura Rutherford Renner. It will be on view at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville July 4 through August 4, with an opening reception on July 6 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

“Breathing In,” on view July 4 through August 4 at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville, will feature the work of artists Beatrice Bork and Laura Rutherford Renner. It is a visual ode to the everyday inspirations that life continually gifts us. Working in their respective mediums of watercolor and oil, the fine art displayed will include, according to the Gallery, “the “canine and feline friends who entwine themselves into our hearts and make every day a little better” — along with birds, animals, and contemporary life that both artists are well known for.

All are welcome to join the artists at the opening reception Saturday, July 6, from 5 to 8:30 pm. Artists’ Gallery is located at 18 Bridge Street, with regular hours 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

“I love the focus of this show, because it explores subjects that consistently inspire me, moments of gratitude in everyday splendors, and expressing them through my paintings” says Bork.

Over her more than 25-year career as a professional fine artist, Bork’s watercolor paintings, which display a sensitivity and love of subject in detail and composition, have amassed a list of honors in the genre of animal art. Achieving signature status with the prestigious Society of Animal Artists and Artists for Conservation, her work has been displayed in notable national and international exhibitions. In addition, Bork’s paintings have been featured in a variety of publications and acquired by collectors from around the world.

“Capturing a snapshot of living forms in two dimensions on a slab of smoothly prepared wood is a contemplative exercise and a source of calm,” says Renner. “I relish mixing pure colors, keeping my palette simple to create authenticity of what is observed, not assumed.”

Renner is an artist whose paintings on wood depict contemporary life in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Her work has been presented in various group juried exhibitions and shows, recently at Artists’ Gallery and the Philadelphia Sketch Club. In addition to her painting career, Renner is a practicing occupational therapist and the published author of several biographical articles for OT journals. She is the creator of PictureUrDay, a scheduling app for iPad and iPhone for different age groups. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and their daughter.

For more information, visit www.LambertvilleArts.com.