MEREDITH — Three generations of the Ferreira family will exhibit their work at VynnArt Gallery on Friday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 12th. There is a reception and a chance to meet the family of artists on Friday, July 3rd from 4 to 7 p.m.
Local photographer, John Ferreira has been actively involved in photography all his life. His principle focus is landscape and nature. The process of photography helps him to better observe and to think more creatively. He has won several awards for his work including multiple national events. John's photography is on display at VynnArt Gallery and at the Cape Cod Art Association Gallery. He is also a member of the Lakes Region Art Association.
John's father, John Ferreira Sr., will also be displaying his watercolors at the exhibit. He is a full time professional artist from Boston. John Sr. developed an early passion for on location "Plein Air" painting. He was the art director for Milton Bradley Game Co. He also designed book covers for Houghton Mifflin, D.C., Heath and Allyn & Bacon publishers. He now volunteers his time giving art lessons to senior citizens at an active independent community where he presently resides.
John's sister, Christina Ferreira, will join the family exhibit with her paintings. She is a deaf individual who teaches art to Pre-K through high school students at the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford, Connecticut. Christine's paintings are organic and energetic with free-flowing shapes and lines. She explores both realism and abstraction to create intriguing compositions. She is influenced by Jackson Pollock, Gustav Klimt and Jan Vermeer. Her work has been featured at the River Gallery in Independence, Oregon, and multiple gallery exhibitions. Christine was also featured in the literary journal Northwest Passage.
Stephan Ferreira, John's nephew, is a painter, photographer and paper collage artist. In 2010, Stephan began to experiment with paper collage as a means to compose paintings. Source material is pulled from photo books 20 to 50 years old which he finds in thrift stores or used book stores. He uses the photographs for pieces of color, patterns or shapes the same way one might mix a color. Stephan has exhibited his work in the Boston and Portland areas. He is a member of various art organizations including Bromfield Gallery in Boston. Currently he is a member of the Rental Sales Gallery of the Portland Art Museum.
VynnArt Gallery is located on 30 Main Street in Meredith, just above Mill Falls Market Place. For further information call 279-0557 or go to www.VynnArt.com.
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