HELEN SMAGORINSKY'S PAINTING "LAST BOAT THROUGH FOR THE SEASON"
The above painting is an example of Helen Smagorinsky's contemporary folk painting. The painting alludes to Brockport as a "community of the imagination," with the Erie Canal, several classic buildings grouped together by the artist to represent Brockport's Victorian village's downtown, Hartwell Hall of the College at Brockport (which was founded in 1835), an apple grower's barn (to allude to Brockport's rural roots), and references to Brockport's past history (as represented by the antique car). Helen Smagorinsky is one of the five artists covered in the DVD "LIFE IN AN AMERICAN VILLAGE: ART, SELF-ACTUALIZATION, AND COMMUNITY" who live in the Brockport area.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
LIFE IN AN AMERICAN VILLAGE: ART, SELF-ACTUALIZATION, AND COMMUNITY
The first title in this series is LIFE IN AN AMERICAN VILLAGE: ART, SELF-ACTUALIZATION, AND COMMUNITY, released in 2008. This DVD set (4 disks, 15 films, totaling approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes) looks at the lives of five artists living in the Brockport area: a sculptor, a contemporary folk painter, a watercolor artist, a jeweler, and an art activist.