Opening Reception:  Saturday, June 20, 5-8 p.m.

The Lofts at Beacon Gallery
18 Front St.
M-F 9-6, Sat. 9-4, Sun. 11-3
(845) 202-7211

Cynthia McCusker  – I have long considered the arts to be an excellent platform to not only express oneself individually while the artist is in process, but also to share ideas, emotions, and stories with others. My work is no exception.  My style has evolved over the years and most recently, since 2013, it has expanded in very exciting ways. I have always been inspired by nature and have always been an animal lover. These last two years have taken me specifically in the direction of the incredible beauty, power, and intriguing interactions that exist within the animal  kingdom .  cynthia_mccusker_Balance_northern_spotted_owl

In the summer of 2015 Cynthia will be an artist in residence in France, during which time she will paint real time during a live musical performance there. 20% of my sales from this show will be donated to the Audubon society

Carol Flaitz  -In my art, I use abstraction to develop paintings with textured mediums that are inspired by scientific images.    Through my marriage to Dr. Phil Flaitz, a senior engineer who works in material science, I became acquainted with photographs of the interior of computer chips – microscopic images heretofore never seen by the human eye.  My artwork is further inspired by the sense of wonder that these images are a new visual frontier. Originally a ceramic artist, I have sought to combine the organic feel of ceramic glazing with these mysterious electronic landscapes.  This is done by using a myriad of mediums including acrylics, crystalline salts, ground glass, damar  and polymer resin, encaustic and burnt wood resulting  in paintings rich in texture evoking mysterious landscapes of a questionable scale.

Blue Fissure II



Kirsten Lyon attempts to connect elements of play and scientific theory by making ceramics – a weighty medium derived from the natural elements of earth and fire – float. While the sculptures are not conceived from direct source material, they are derived from basic microbiological forms and concepts.



Tom Holmes is a sculptor working in stone, metal, wood, light, ice and water. He works seasonally, tracking the weather. Different temperatures demand independent responses to materials and approaches. “Ice follows the freezing mark of winter, stone and steel the exterior work space of summer. Spring begins the search for materials and fall settles all debts, emotional, physical and intellectual.”