Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Colors and Conversations Enlivens The Dutot

The Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery in Delaware Water Gap, PA held an Artists’ Reception on Friday July 10th for an exhibition featuring the work of Jill Sandt Swersie. The colorful depictions captured by Ms. Swersie delightfully filled the senses of the numerous art lovers who filled the gallery to capacity within minutes of its opening. The lively hues touched the hearts of their viewers as the happy words they shared with one another provided evidence of the profound and positive effects the images possessed.

The display of the work complimented the considerable skills employed in each piece as several pairings demonstrated Ms. Swersie's ability to present images in a deceptively simplistic manner along with those whose intricacies inherent in the subjects are quite prominent. This not only enhances the appreciation of the work and the artist who created it but of the art of painting in general. You'll find more photographs taken during the Artists' Reception in The Colors and Conversations Enliven The Dutot Gallery at www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154022835653761.1073741867.91146283760&type=3.

Jill Sandt Swersie has painted professionally for over 30 years with her work being shown in several prestigious galleries in New York City, New Jersey, and throughout Northeast PA. She shares her love for the arts by helping others unlock their creative potentials through a number of classes she offers at various locations including The Pocono Arts Council's Studio in Stroudsburg, PA and at the Dunmore Senior Center in Dunmore, PA along with a weekly Plein Air gathering which is held every Saturday morning at Stroudsburg's courthouse square. Ms. Swersie explores numerous styles and approaches as she creates which range from impressionism to realism. She also presents her work on a variety of surfaces which includes a mural created during the Project Street Art event for which the Borough Council and the Mayor of Stroudsburg, PA honored her with a special award for her endeavor. You can learn more about Jill Sandt Swersie, her work, and her upcoming exhibits by exploring her website at www.jillswersie.com.

The Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery originated as a brick school house built c. 1850 by Antoine Dutot who founded the town of Dutotsville before it was renamed to Delaware Water Gap, PA. In addition to the exhibitions presented at the gallery, the museum offers tours and educational opportunities for those who would like to learn more about the area. T
he work of Jill Sandt Swersie will continue to be on display until July 19th. I highly recommend stopping by while it's there. The Dutot's next exhibition will be an exhibition titled, “The Secret Life of Sunflowers and Other Stories” featuring the work of Tricia Lowery Lippert. An Artists’ Reception is scheduled to be held on Friday July 24th beginning at 7pm and the exhibit will continue to be displayed until August 9th. Please Explore The Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DutotMuseumAndGallery?fref=ts or their Website at www.dutotmuseum.com for more information.

Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

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