Saunders Gallery of Fine Art @ bjsartworks
is honored to present
Paintings and Poetry by Frank Vurraro
August 2 - 29, 2014
Opening Reception and Poetry Reading
Saturday, August 2, 4 - 6pm
Frank Vurraro began his artistic and education career in the 60's in Syracuse, NY after graduating with a BFA from Syracuse University. His long career as a successful art educator has landed him with many awards for his outstanding abilities in art education.
As with many artists/teachers, his passion for his art through teaching and creating has also awarded him recognition for his drawing and paintings in many national and regional venues through out central New York and the Southern Vermont Arts Center, as well as solo and group exhibitions throughout the region.
Frank has retired from the teaching profession, where for 23 years he was the District Director of Art Education for the Niskayuna Central School District.
His art has spanned periods of abstract expressionism, figurative realism, minimalism and more recently landscapes and nature, inspired by the American Impressionists, especially the Long Island School Painters.
The newer work reflects bits and pieces of all his previous artistic adventures. The Heaven and Earth series of drawings and paintings were originally inspired by the Hubble telescope and the indescribable wonder of God's Universe.This exhibition explores the spiritual connectedness of outer space and earth through paintings, drawings and poetry.
"My work has become a reflection of my connection with nature and my relationship with its' creator." ...." I have completely abandoned any reference to man made objects in the work."....Frank Vurraro
“The heavens declare the glory of God;
the firmament shows His handiwork.
Day unto day utters speech, and night unto
night reveals knowledge. Psalms 19: 1-3
Frank and his wife Claire reside in Greenwich, NY where he has his studio and continues to paint and draw in the mediums of acrylic and graphite.
"I encountered Frank's paintings many years ago at a village gallery in Greenwich. I was taken back at the beauty and depth of the landscapes I was viewing. They had a European style that led you deep into the painting. A depiction of a vast and open space on a small or large canvas....A sense of beauty and peace came over me as I experienced Frank's paintings."
-- Bev Saunders (Gallery Owner)
Now the opportunity will be yours to experience, for your self, a peace that transcends through art by one of our best, in the region of visual artists!