("Pagliacci" Oil on canvas, by Jody Fallon, "Taming the Tempest" Photograph, by Cheryl Fallon)
We are so pleased to welcome Jody and Cheryl Fallon this month to RIPE Art Gallery!! They are a husband and wife team from Central PA, and a whole hell of a lot of talent....
Known for his haunting figurative work and expressive landscapes, Jody Fallon is a self taught contemporary artist, proficient in oil, watercolor, pastel, pencil and most recently, sculpture. A native of central Pennsylvania, Jody grew up exploring the dark fields, hills and mountains near his childhood home. After joining the Marine Corp., he was introduced to painting by three artists who he had come to know and admire; Frank Frazetta, Paul Lehr and Ron Wing.
Here's one of our favorite pieces....
"Entangled". By Jody Fallon.
Jody with Artist Stanko in front of "Echinacea" at the opening reception.
Cheryl Fallon is a photographic artist based in central Pennsylvania creating selfportraiture and dreamscapes. Her most recent images, inspired by the genres of fantasy and surrealism, are created as composites of several photographs allowing her the ability to create the slightly unreal scenes. Cheryl’s work has been described as dreamlike with a feeling of timelessness, just a touch of darkness and a dash of whimsy. Her work centers on creating storylike images based on the themes of our common stories of struggle, loneliness, heartache, desire, passion, grief and fear.
One of my favorites by Cheryl...."Just Might Soar".
"The Survivor", Cheryl Fallon.
Cheryl sitting in our new gallery space at Rexer's Crossroads Farm, 1028 Park Avenue, Huntington.
This is a wonderful show by two people I'm proud to call my friends.
Showing through November 16, 2013. But stay tuned, there just might be a Closing Reception on Nov. 16th....
I know!!! How exciting!!!!
We've been here at 67a Broadway, in Greenlawn for 7! Years!! And you haven't gotten rid of us yet!
So we're moving the frameshop into this adorable little building on the side of the road in Huntington.
Well, 1028 Park Avenue to be exact....
We've got a new "partner" who is helping us make this all happen....We'll just call him The Pimp.
So we kinda get free run on the rest of the property around the building. So we've renovated our little cottage, (which has notorious roots as a chicken slaughter house), on Rexer's Crossroads Farm. Our frame shop is gonna be much more open, same great selection, same great workman...er, workwomanship, with our usual fun shopping opportunities in the front room of the shop. Then right next door...
The Pimp is building us a HUGE new gallery space! The picture is showing you where we are right now with construction of the barn. I told him that all I need is sheetrock and I can start showing art in this barn. But we're gonna get paint, and a cool floor, and a lot more than that!!
So, keep posted. We're moving outta here (67a) tomorrow! We'll be open on August 6th!
The Sweet SS Charisma.
The First thing that we did, and I'll add, it was quite awhile ago...
Was deal with the back wall. This is what it looked like.
And a view of the back deck before.
So my band of pirates ripped out the rotten back wall, the windows, and ripped off the top of the back deck.
Here's what we ended up with.
We had to put planks on the bottom of the deck for now. But we got a cool cockpit out back now.
Of course all this work opened up a few cans of worms.
The next issue was the galley. Here's a picture of the nice little kitchen as it was...before.....sigh.......
The whole wall behind it was rotting so.....
And!....After......Much better, right?.... But it had to happen. We saved all the original fronts, and doors of the cabinets. We kept the stove, the sink, and the countertop, for now. . She needs some re-fiberglassing to stop leaks, and, well,....a lot of love and care.
Here's a final shot for those out there who doubt Charisma's float-ability. During the 2011 Hurricane, she floated at high tide!...