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Dusk to Dawn

In praise of winter’s bleak splendor



Clockwise from left: Works by Sean Witucki, Paul Alico, and Jane Ferraro

Image courtesy of the artist

 

Dusk to Dawn is on view January 12–February 16 at Meibohm Fine Arts, 478 Main Street, East Aurora, with an open house reception January 12, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Visit meibohmfinearts.com for further information.

 

When it comes to celebrating the beauty of winter, is there a choice? We think not, given that the alternative is months of grumbling and cabin fever. It’s an easy decision too, because winter has many beauties, as the artists in this group show at Meibohm Fine Arts make abundantly clear. The name of the show, Dusk to Dawn, refers to the short daylight hours during this season as well as the gray, obscured light that manifests when day turns to night and vice versa. It may also reference the limited palette nature provides at this time. A lack of foliage and floral color allows viewers to appreciate tree forms against minimalist landscapes.

 

The artists included use many different media and techniques to express winter in Western New York. As always, it is a well-selected and compelling group of works.      

 

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