July 17, 2019

“Dreaming in Color” At Artists’ Gallery

“DREAMING IN COLOR”: “Colors of Spring” by Debbie Pisacreta, above, and “Sunday in the Park” by Maxine Shore, below, will be featured in a two-person exhibit on view at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville August 8 through September 1. An opening reception is Saturday, August 10 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Fine artists Debbie Pisacreta and Maxine Shore will exhibit paintings expressing their personal visions in a two-person show, “Dreaming in Color,” on view August 8 through September 1 at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville. An opening reception is Saturday, August 10 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Pisacreta says she has always had an emotional reaction to color. Her paintings show the intricacies and relationships of color that are carefully observed from painting on location. She specializes in plein air landscapes, and is usually drawn to a scene not only by the qualities of light and color it has, but also by the calm or quiet feeling it inspires within her. Her goal is to create a visual story that communicates her emotional connection to a specific time and place.

Pisacreta’s work has been exhibited in local juried art shows and plein air events, where she has won several awards. She is also a painting instructor at the Arts Council of Princeton.

Maxine Shore notes that her paintings express her remembrance of things past. “My visions of places or events I have experienced, seen through my mind’s eye, are conveyed in the vivid colors that I love to use in my work.” Her paintings depict favorite areas of New York, scenes of her travels, and recollections of places she has lived.

Shore is an award-winning oil painter whose work has been exhibited throughout the United States, and is included in many private, public, and corporate collections. Using color and light in an effort to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary, she is more interested in interpreting how a place makes her feel than simply reproducing how it looks. Inspiration for her paintings often comes from travel to places near and far that spark her imagination. One of her paintings depicting an Italian town was prominently featured in the New York Times.

Artists’ Gallery is located at 18 Bridge Street in Lambertville. It is open Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, visit www.lambertvillearts.com.