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Lincoln in the Adirondacks

(Spoiler: Lincoln was never in the Adirondacks...but he will be in Cheshire.)

This event is free and open to the public.

See the work of our studio artist: John Dyer. A selection of his oil paintings from throughout his career will hang in our gallery space & classroom from Friday, January 26th through Friday, March 8th.

An opening reception and artist talk will be held Sunday, February 11th 2-4pm (Artist talk at 2pm). The talk will center around Abraham Lincoln and the extraordinary amount of research and rare artifacts that John has studied to complete Lincoln's portrait.

Artist Statement:

I'm a dyer. I've stayed true to my name. For many years I've spread colored pastels on stretched cloth. Some call it painting. I call it dying, because every painting takes a little bit out of me.

I put the world on canvas, rewrite history, move mountains and skies, bend light, I alter people and time. Painting is my way of accommodating the mess of the world. The work's subject is not simply its meaning - not the way, but the how - the way the painting means, rather than what it means.

We all accommodate the mess of the world. We try to turn our dreams into reality, to find meaning and order.

We trade perception for a convincing deception-

...And in the end we're all carried along by our delusions.

There's really nothing else we can do.


Monday, Friday and Saturday 10-5

Sunday 12-5

You may wish to see the work when a class is NOT in session. See our class schedule at:


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