DUETS Show Opens: Kathy Eisler & Anne Winner
May 14 - June 4 in the Café Gallery.
This exhibition displays the current work of Anne Connors Winner (mixed media) and Kathy Eisler (figurative sculpture). With different backgrounds and diverse practices in the arts, these artists offer a glimpse of the variety of course offerings and opportunities at the Art School. Winner and Eisler share a calling for art instruction and a passion to participate in the local arts communities as artists, teachers, active students and members of the Art School at Old Church community.
Anne Connors Winner (RIDGEWOOD, NJ), a board member, former faculty member and active student at the Art School, is well exhibited in the area, having shown in many solo and group shows including the Cottage Place Gallery in Ridgewood, the Apex Gallery in Asbury Park, and the Piermont Fine Arts Gallery in Piermont, NY, where she is also a member. She was a founding member of the Ridgewood Arts Council and graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with degrees in textile design and art education. She currently teaches adults at the Ridgewood Community School and received the John Camblin award for excellence in adult education. When asked about her student’s work, Judy Schaefer, artist and faculty member, replied “Anne Winner is a very broad ranging artist who extends her prints with collage, pencil and pastel additions, building powerful layers of imagery, color and form to create a field rich with suggestion and metaphor.“
Kathy Eisler (CRESSKILL, NJ) is a member of the faculty at The Art School, enriching the lives of area children with courses in sculpture, drawing and painting. Her extensive experience in teaching includes after-school enrichment programs in Cresskill and Demarest and at the Jewish Community Center for children and adults. Eisler is a graduate of Rutgers, where she received a Bachelors degree in Art Education and Fine Arts. She freelances as a graphic artist, sculptor and painter. The exhibit includes examples of her well-developed vocabulary of figurative sculpture, which she describes as “modern renditions of the female figure that abstract the form without losing site of the pose or attitude”. Her modernist approach to sculpture is also evident in several acrylic paintings on display.