Exhibition through Saturday, March 14, 2015
Portraits: Narratives in Context
Gary Taneri has been painting since 1977 when he entered the Ohio State University as a Fine Art major. His major eventually changed to Architecture and after 4 years at Ohio State he enrolled at Youngstown State University as an Engineering major. In 1984 he received a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering. While working as a Civil Engineer in Florida and Ohio he continued to paint and show his work in local museums and galleries including The Butler Institute of American Art and The Trumbull Art Gallery. He studied with painter and sculptor Csaba Kur during the 1990’s when he first painted portraits. He spent many years painting Plein-air which has sharpened his skills of observation and developed his painterly style. In 2009 he started graduate school online and went on to earn his MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California in 2011. He has been showing his paintings in a number of local, regional and national shows, winning awards and public acclaim. In 2013 he became an adjunct professor at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. Gary currently lives and paints in Warren, Ohio.
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A New Day
Mark Hulings’ work is strongly influenced by the Early German Romantics, John Singer-Sargent, the Brandywine School of Southeastern, Pennsylvania including N C Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish and Andrew Wyeth. Each work, he acknowledges, is an invitation for the viewer to become involved on a deep, intimate level.
During his youth Mark traveled with his family throughout the 48 states and Canadian provinces. This allowed him to witness the landscapes that would eventually influence his artwork. After studying portraiture privately under Robert Ernst of Titusville, he then attended York Academy of Art & Design, graduating 1982 with a Major in Interior/Environmental Design with a minor in Fine-Art and Graphic Design. He spent the next years living and working in the Tri-County area, photographing, drawing and painting, being inspired from the country side, architecture and local genre.
In 1989 he moved to Anchorage, AK taking the opportunity to explore artistic style and techniques in amongst the pristine scenery of the Alaskan wilderness while working as a surveyor and illustrator of the Alaska Pipeline corridor. During this time he was elected as a member of the AKWS (Alaska Watercolor Society). He also participated in “Arts, for the Parks” National competition and had numerous solo exhibits. Due to the unique location as a global hub, Alaska enabled Marks work to be collected world-wide.
Upon his return to Pennsylvania in 1997 Mark utilized his 3-D capabilities as a model maker for Graham Packaging in York. PA. He created models for Fortune-500 companies like, Tropicanna, Gatorade, Hershey and many others.
Now residing in the sleepy town of Corry, Pa . Mark has focused his attention and abilities to restore a 1870’s vintage Italianate home, where he has established his studio/gallery in hopes to encourage more artisans to relocate and flourish.