Artist Rachel Williams will “set up shop” in Mindy Ross Gallery on Friday, May 26, from 12 to 5 p.m. During this timeslot, she will display the materials and tools she uses, and then she will demonstrate how she creates with them. For Rachel Williams, it’s much more than stretching canvas and applying paint. The preparation is as important as the images because it establishes an atmosphere and a concept.
A Peek into the Process is intended to be a casual event offered by Williams to show “up close and personal” the artist in action. She will explain how she prepares the burlap on which she paints: stretching canvases, gessoing them, applying the burlap on top, creating textured surfaces, distressing edges, ripping and tearing, lifting and folding…the process! Williams welcomes questions. So, come with your questions and be open to finding more to ask.
While you are in the gallery, enjoy viewing Introspective, a solo show of paintings by Rachel Williams.
Williams studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the School of Art and Design at Alfred University, SUNY New Paltz and SUNY Orange. Presently, she is a full-time art teacher in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District.
This “Peek” in-person event is free and open to the public with free parking as well. Park in the college garage at its entrance at (GPS) 73 First Street, Newburgh. The Mindy Ross Gallery is located in Kaplan Hall which is situated on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River at the corner of Grand and First Streets.