Saturday, March 10, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: Carolyn Ann Steward and Pati Braun at Korongo Gallery in Randolph

Spring Exhibition
March 16 – April 22, 2012
Reception/Vernissage: Friday, March 16, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Carolyn Ann Steward
Carolyn Ann Bartolini Steward grew up in Queens, New York. Her career has followed an unconventional route. Born in 1955, she was tutored in art by her father, a sculptor who immigrated from Italy, then joined the military during the Vietnam era and trained as an illustrator. Later she received her Bachelors of Art from an adult study course at Goddard College, taught herself the use of oil and pastels, and studied iconography with Andrew Tregubov. Her portfolio consists of portraits, icons, biblical narrative paintings, and Vermont scenery. She is a listed artist with Emerging Artist Galleries, has been published by Apple Jack Publishing company, and is a published writer and illustrator of the children’s book The Love Inside.

Pati Braun
From a very early age Pati Braun began drawing from natural items that influenced her. A native of Randolph, she graduated from RUHS in 1981, enrolled in Castleton State College’s art program, and transferred to Butera School of Art in Boston. Pati says: “For the past two years I have been really pursuing my art career. Now that my youngest child is a junior at college I have more time to focus on what I really love to do.” This is Pati’s first show, but she’s well known locally and has sold many original art works and has made many of them into cards that have been successfully selling in most of the local stores.

Carolyn Ann Steward, View of Floating Bridge, oil on canvas, 20 x 24"
Pati Braun, Moonlit Birches, pen and ink – 14 x 20" framed