The Moscow Food Co-op is pleased to showcase talented artists and musicians in the store each month. Art is hung in the café area and we host an artist reception at the beginning of each new exhibition. Local musicians play in the Co-op Café on Tuesday nights from 5:00-6:30pm throughout the year. Please check back each month for an updated art and music schedule.
December Artist: Sue Segota
We are very excited that Sue Segota will be the December artist in the Co-op’s gallery. The show will open on Friday, December 13, with a chance to meet the artist from 5:30-7 p.m. that evening. The show will continue through Wednesday, January 8.
Sue showed her work here last year to huge acclaim. She paints Moscow scenes-including a lovely one of the Saturday Farmers Market-and views of the surrounding countryside. We’re sure you will love meeting her and love having a chance to see her art.
She explains that while she dabbled in many mediums during her early years, oil painting was the only one that seemed “to respond well to my train of thought.” She paints in layers, each layer taking three to five days to dry. The more detailed the painting, the more layers it has.
She goes on to say, “I like to paint my hometown, and the surrounding country. To take places that seem invisible because of familiarity, and paint them in such a way that people see them anew is interesting to me. I often hope that people will see themselves or loved ones in the paintings, a special place, or a familiar moment.”
Sue writes that her work is always an effort to “capture the emotion about a certain spot”, not necessarily an endeavor to be architecturally correct. She is attempting to tell the story behind the scene, using people as well as “light and intense color.”
Sue loves humor and tries to include it whenever she can. She takes “time to use my senses and observe the place or object; to…recreate a picture my mind has already made; and not to let fear shape any choice I make.”
Sue’s work is a wonderful celebration of life and its abundance. Come and meet the artist between 5:30 and 7 p.m. on Friday, December 13, and continue to enjoy the show through Wednesday, January 8.
Tuesday Night Music @ the Co-op Schedule:
Tuesdays from 5:00-6:30pm in the Co-op Café.
December 3: Gypsydawgs
December 10: Dan Maher
December 17: Musaiique
December 24: No music. Happy Holidays!
December 31: No music. Happy Holidays!