Monday, May 25, 2015

Joan d'Dutot

The cooled air of a beautiful Spring day filled the soul as The Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery in Delaware Water Gap, PA opened their doors on Friday May 22nd to invite art lovers from the local community and beyond to share the beginning of another season of bringing the beauty and thoughtfulness found in art to the area. It was on this date did the gallery hold their Artist's Reception for their exhibition titled, “Painted Perspectives … an ensemble of paintings” which featured the work of Joan Polishook. The event also offered music played by George Thompson whose gentle instrumentals added a nuance to the evening that proved to be befitting of the art.

A large gathering filled the gallery as a bounty of landscapes, portraits, and other images filled the senses of all who sought to explore each piece's aesthetic intricacies. The exhibition held within it a variety of styles and artistic approaches Ms. Polishook experimented with throughout the years. These endeavors proved to be much more than satisfactory to the eye as their range allowed the imagination to become emboldened to venture beyond the conventional boundaries an ordinary life would impose upon it.

The colors employed by the artist brings a realism to the subjects she captures while, at the same time, creating a sense of fantasy with both elements enticing the viewer to delve deeper into the work until he/she finds themselves within it. This mastery of the art of painting is prevalent throughout the the work regardless of the style or artistic approach employed and added a consistency enhancing the admiration of the exhibit. You’ll find more photographs taken during The Dutot's May 22nd Painted Perspectives Reception at

Joan Polishook is an award winning artist with work occupying many private, corporate, and museum collections in the United States and abroad. Ms. Polishook is well known for her “Come Paint with Me” program which she began in 1997 offering the experience of painting en plein air for artists to enjoy in various locations each week from June until September. You can learn more about Joan Polishook, her Come Paint with Me Program, and all of her endeavors by exploring her Website 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 current
Painted Perspectives … an ensemble of paintings exhibition featuring the work of Joan Polishook will be on display at the gallery until June 7th. The images Ms. Polishook captures are not only pleasing to the eye but they encourage the soul to be more of what it is. And, that is something wonderful to realize and I recommend viewing the work while it's on display.

The Dutot's next exhibition will be The Riv12 - The Delaware River - A Big Picture show featuring the work of numerous artists exploring all aspects related to the Delaware River and it’s surrounding areas. An Artists’ Reception is scheduled to be held on Friday June 12th and the exhibit will continue to be displayed until June 28th. Please Explore The Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery Facebook Page at or their Website at for more information.

Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

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