Rita & Steve Bower: Painted Journal II, Opening Reception
- Location: Factory Works Gallery
- Event Info on Facebook
Factory Works Gallery at the Pajama Factory in Williamsport invites you to Painted Journal II, an exhibition of work by Rita & Steve Bower; a chronicle of the creative journey they have travelled over the years. Â Light Refreshments Will Be Served
Having attended Mansfield University earning B.S. and Masterâ€™s Degrees in Art Education, they accepted teaching positions in separate districts. As Rita continued to teach for thirty-five years in the Southern Tioga School District, Steve left teaching and began a career as a professional watercolor artist for fifteen years. He concluded â€œfull time paintingâ€ in 1988, when he again accepted a teaching position in the Southern Tioga School District. From 2001 to 2008, Steve served as adjunct professor at Mansfield University teaching Drawing and Water Base Media.
According to Steve, â€œIt is almost painfully difficult to describe art and the art experience. Try to describe the wind, the sun on your face, or the look in a childâ€™s eye and that is what it is like. For each person it is a distinctly different experience or sensation and we as artists try to create things which in the presence of others are transcendent enough to connect.â€
Rita added that, â€œIt is my dream to one day make art that will stir someone. Although more comfortable wearing the hat of the â€˜art educator,â€™ when I make art I am often filled with a sense of accomplishment and honesty.â€
We hope you will join us in exploring this painted journal that Rita and Steve Bower have and continue to create.
The Factory Works Gallery, housed within the Pajama Factory, a vibrant community of small businesses, artists/artisans, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits housed in 300,000 square feet of historic manufacturing buildings, hosts exhibitions of established local and regional artists as well as pop up exhibits for students and emerging artists.