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Gallery Show: “Related”
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - Sunday, August 2, 2015
The Curran family resided in Spencertown in the 1950s. From a family of ten creative siblings, these three emerged as visual artists. Current Columbia County residents Tom, Frank and Margot are excited to offer a curated selection of their recent prints, paintings and drawings. The work on display reflects their shared interest in the novel application of classic techniques.
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 11, 4:00-6:00pm
Long-time Spencertown residents remember the Curran family, who made their home here in the 1950s. From a family of 10 creative siblings, three Currans–Tom, Frank and Margot– would emerge as accomplished visual artists.
“The parents of 10 children are necessarily resourceful, and somehow all of us were encouraged to pursue our own interests,” says Margot, a painter living in Valatie. After working in costume design in Paris and Minneapolis, she switched careers to museum exhibit installation. She has been painting since 2000.
Tom is a professional designer and machinist as well as the mayor of Chatham Village. “I spent my early childhood in Spencertown, which gave me a deep love of nature and an appreciation for small-town community life,” he says. “My parents were very supportive of my creativity and encouraged me with tools and books, and schooling.”
After starting his own design and woodworking business in 1982, Frank found himself spending more and more time on artwork over the years. He enjoys oil painting and printing and has exhibited regionally and locally since the 1990s.