Two Views: Father and Daughter – Paintings by Sheldon Snyder and Tova Snyder

26 01 2017

Our February show in the A.I. Friedman Gallery is going to be special. Instead of featuring just one artist, we are featuring paintings by a father and daughter! It will be an interesting study of art throughout a family and the generations.

Sheldon Snyder - Church in Port Chester

 

Sheldon Snyder is the father of Tova Snyder and he has studied art at the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan, the Brooklyn Museum, and Syracuse University.  From the 1960’s through the 1980’s, Sheldon and his wife, Ruby, owned and operated Katan Toys in Provincetown and in Rye. During that time he designed and made original wood toys. Sheldon has exhibited his paintings, silk screens, and stencils through out Westchester County.

Tova Snyder - Harrison Fire House

It’s clear that her father’s creativity influenced Tova Snyder. After graduating from Rye Country Day School, she received a B.A. in Fine Arts from Yale University, and an MFA in painting  from Tyler School of Art. Tova focuses on public art and painting. Her most visible public art projects include the permanent MTA/ArtsForTransit installation, “Railways and Rooftops” at the Harrison Metro North station, and the “trompe l’oeil” painted windows on the “Waterfront” building complex on South Main Street in Port Chester. She is currently working on two large scale community murals sponsored by the City of New York’s NYC Mural Arts Program.

The show will be up for the entire month of February, and we will be having an Opening Reception Saturday February 11th from 1pm to 3pm. Don’t miss your chance to see some excellent work by local artists.

 





Favorite Places by Adrienne Mierzwa

5 07 2016

June completely flew by, which means it’s time for a new artist to be featured in the A.I. Friedman Gallery! For all of July we will be showing Favorite Places by Adrienne Mierzwa.

Adrienne was born and raised in Manhattan and moved to Rye, NY in 1996. She has been drawing and painting since a young age, due to her mother (an illustrator and painter herself) encouraging her artistic development. At Parson’s School of Design she studied painting and illustration and has taken courses at the School of Visual Arts, The National Academy of Design and Instituto Allende, located in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Working in a variety of media, she typically paints landscapes, still lifes, and figures. Most of her landscapes are of the Sound Shore area. She also has painted Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Hawai’i. Adrienne says, “My goal in painting is to distill my feelings about a particular subject into a picture that will convey them to the painting’s viewer, and hopefully evoke those same feelings, while exploring the use of color and composition.”

Beach Family by Adrienne Mierzwa

Beach Family by Adrienne Mierzwa

In Hawaiian music, many songs are written honoring places and locations, beloved for their beauty or cultural meaning.  Favorite Places is a collection of paintings of the places that Adrienne loves the best, her love songs to them.

The Gallery Reception will take place at the Port Chester store on July 9th from 1pm-3pm, you can come meet Adrienne and see her lovely paintings in person. Also as a bonus, earlier that day we will be having a Duct Tape Painting Demo from 11am-1pm.  You could learn how to paint with duct tape and attend the reception right in a row!  If you are interested head to the Event Calendar for all of our events this month!