Case Memorial Library Winter Art Show

ORANGE >> The Case Memorial Library Winter Art Show opening reception is set for Jan. 7, 5 to 7 p.m. Three experienced artist will display their work for the month of January. The opening reception will feature refreshments along with the oil and water color paintings on display for your enjoyment. There will also be a display of cork jewelry.

The three featured artists are:

• Dyan Grant, an Orange native who is currently employed in the wine industry. She holds an MBA from Quinnipiac University. She has traveled extensively throughout the world visiting wineries in many different wine growing regions and countries. She works closely with both winery owners and wine makers. Grant has always been very passionate about food & wine and this led her to a love for corks. For her every cork tells a unique story about the wine, the winery, the vineyard sites and finally the people. She is drawn to the beauty, pictures and information on each cork. Grant adds different elements to complement the beauty including jewelry, fabrics, shells and sea glass.

• Biswajit (Mukul) Mukherjee. Mukul started taking lessons in water color from Audrey Gailer in 2002. Mukul is a Mechanical Engineer who graduated from Imperial College, University of London, UK and earned a Ph.D. from University of Waterloo, Canada. He worked as a Research Engineer for Ontario Hydro, Canada. His wife Jayanti relocated to the U.S. from Canada for her job. Mukul retired and moved to Connecticut with his family. The art lessons with Audrey were Mukul’s first introduction to watercolor painting. He has painted landscapes, cityscapes, birds, dogs and portraites. He has displayed his paintings with Audrey’s students at Orange Library. This is his first solo exhibition.

• Barbara Skopp. Skopp has been a professional artist for many years specializing on the coastlines of Connecticut and Cape Cod. She also loves to do landscapes and animals. Skopp has traveled to Europe twice and has painted scenes from Monet’s garden and his home, Rome and Tuscany as well. She has traveled extensively around the U.S. and has painted many scenes of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Continental Divide and the wolves who live in those places. She has taken many ribbons for her work and has also shown her work in several galleries and art shows. Skopp has studied under Hank McLaughlin, a world famous artist, for more than 15 years.