Monday, August 29, 2016

VisiSpeak at The Dutot

Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

The wondrous effects of a gentle evening filled The Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery in Delaware Water Gap, PA as the Artist's Reception for their Visually Speaking Exhibition on Friday August 19th shared the thoughtful talents of Andrea Levergood-Flaherty. The sizable gathering who came to experience the work were touched by not only the expressive character of each piece but by the techniques employed to manifest their concepts. These techniques enhanced the abstract qualities of a number of compositions which entreated the viewer to explore their imaginations more deeply in order to build upon the representation in their minds.

The work on display ranged from depictions of natural settings and decorative pieces to those who spoke to a myriad of issues that confronts the conscious of our times. The quiet whispering of the images captured through the aesthetic eye of Ms. Levergood echoed within the hearts and minds of each viewer until their profound messages resonated throughout their essence. A power was found in each image that lingered long after the reception reached it's conclusion as evident in the numerous conversations that transpired throughout the evening. You'll find more photographs taken during the Artist's Reception in The VisiSpeak at The Dutot Gallery at

Andrea Levergood-Flaherty has taught and continues to teach art to a variety of ages in numerous settings. She had co-founded the Artspace co-operative gallery and served as its Curator and Director from 1991 to 1996. The gallery is now part of The PoconoArts Community Cultural Center located in Stroudsburg, PA. The techniques Ms. Levergood-Flaherty employs in her creations are Encaustic painting, aka hot wax painting, which involves using heated beeswax in the painting process and the use of Sumi Ink which is known for it pure black properties. These techniques enhanced the texture and depth of the works in which they were utilized thus creating a more profound substance to the images she presented. You can learn more about Andrea Levergood-Flaherty and her work by exploring her Facebook Page at

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. The Visually Speaking Exhibition featuring the work of Andrea Levergood-Flaherty will be on display until September 4th. The Dutot's next Exhibition will be their Music Motif Show featuring the work of local artists. An Artist's Reception is scheduled to be held on Friday September 9th beginning at 6pm. The exhibit will continue to be on display until until September 18th. The Artists' Reception and the exhibition will be a part of the 39th Annual Celebration of the Arts Festival. Please Explore The Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery Facebook Page at or their Website at for more information.

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