The Loft Gallery at the Smithy Store will host an opening reception for Connecticut artists, Ecka Blaire Faulds and Peter Wnek, on Saturday, November 19 from 4-6pm. The reception is free and open to the public. This exhibit of paintings by Ms. Faulds, and photography by Mr. Wnek will be on view through Sunday, December 31.
Peter’s style of photography span from the altered and image composite photos of the digital realms for his commercial assignments to a more ethereal, romantic feel of his small format camera captures, while also striving for the purists perspective when creating an image with a large format view camera.
Ecka Blaire Faulds received her BFA in Painting from the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford and her work has been selected for a number of awards and exhibitions including the Washington Art Association’s “Young Talent Exhibition” in 2012, designed to showcase promising artists under the age of 30; and for award by curators of the Guggenheim Museum, New York.
She participated in the first residency of Artspace: Torrington, in Connecticut (now known as Five Points Gallery), which served to foster an open dialogue between the general public and working artists – encouraging exploration, opinion, and interest. She currently resides in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, and works for the School of Visual Arts in New York City.