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June in the Galleries: “Our Colorful World”
June 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dorchester Center for the Arts is pleased to welcome urban landscape painter Crystal Moll and photographer Richard Weiblinger for an exhibit entitled “Our Colorful World”. The exhibit opened on Friday, June 2 and runs through Sunday, June 25. The Second Saturday Artists’ Reception will be held on June 10 with live music by Cynthia Miles and light refreshments, 5 – 7:30 p.m. Both of these award-winning artists have been featured in numerous publications, and appeared in prestigious juried exhibits throughout the east coast and beyond.
Originally from Virginia Beach, Crystal Moll earned her BFA in painting from Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. She has made Baltimore her home since the late 1980s, and has been a full time artist since that time. Crystal paints mostly cityscapes and works directly from life. The paintings usually fall into two categories: straight-on vantage points that showcase a building’s doors and windows, or views down a street with buildings receding in perspective. As an artist she is drawn to color especially as it is bathed in sunlight… investigating the reaction of the color as it is warmed in sunlight or cooled in shadow. The result is a blend of impressionism and realism, giving her work the pleasing painterly quality of traditional oils combined with an intriguing color sense that is all her own.
Crystal is both artist member and board member of MAPAPA (Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association) and member of OPA (Oil Painters of America). Since 2009, she as been the owner of the Crystal Moll Gallery in the Baltimore neighborhood of Federal Hill, where she presents her work and that of other plein air artists as well.
Richard Paul Weiblinger born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and currently resides in suburban Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C. An accomplished, self-taught photographer, Richard’s photographs capture the ever changing moments of the world with a strong emphasis on color.
Richard utilizes a variety of lighting techniques in his work as well as the manipulation of natural light; going beyond simple illumination to create truly unique photographs. He believes his photographs are most successful when they reveal either the subjects vibrant colors or subtle elegance. Images have ranged from the unique still life, to vibrant flowers, to colorful maritime images and landscapes. Whatever the subject, he consciously employs traditional as well as innovative lighting techniques to create his final images. Richard’s body of work includes macro images-close-ups created using a shallow and selective depth of field. Increasingly intrigued by the interaction of color and light, Richard has also begun utilizing a relatively new post processing technique; HDR (High Dynamic Range) to further explore this interaction. “When people see my work”, states Richard, “I would like them to find a new appreciation of the world around them”.