Kelly Franké & Felicitas Wetter
May 4 – July 25, 2018
Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM, during lunch and dinner service
Title: Greenport #9
Medium: charcoal on wood
Title: Werthheim Refuge
Artists Reception: Sunday, June 10, 2018, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Meet the artists and see their wonderful work.
The public is welcome, admission free.
Featuring local wines and artisanal cheeses, served by the Jamesport Manor Inn.
The Jamesport Manor Inn offers a Prix Fixe dinner immediately following the reception for $29 per person.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Kelly Franké Artist Statement: “Drawing is a process of building and searching. I’ve always been attracted to landscapes that are architecturally intricate. The harder it is to draw, the greater my need is to conquer it on paper. However my interest is not in photo realism. My focus is primarily on linear elements, and how I can achieve explicit detail with minimal, elegant lines. I strive to map out structural proportions perfectly. In attempts to balance accuracy with play, I scribble, and allow certain moments to remain unfinished, as if faded away. Exposed construction lines echo traditional blueprints. Essentially my drawings are constructions – some very literal, others more elusive.”
Kelly Franké grew up in Babylon, New York, where she spent much of her childhood drawing in her father's studio. As a small child, she would sit under his drafting table and draw as he worked, trying to mimic the illustrations he created for advertisements and publications. Today, Franké holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from Alfred University (2008) and a Masters in Fine Art (2012) from Indiana University. Throughout both degrees she intensively studied drawing, painting, and printmaking, both in traditional and unconventional forms. She is also known to be a muralist, her largest commission consisting of seven murals for the Mathers Museum of World Cultures at IU. Franké has taught Fundamental Drawing at both Indiana University (10-12) and Caldwell University (12-15). Currently, Franké works out of her two studios located in Astoria, NYC and Greenport on Long Island. She is also the owner and operator of Cleared Artists LLC, a company that represents artists and legally clears their art for film and tv.
Felicitas Wetter was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1965. She received her MFA in sculpture and printmaking at Columbia and her BFA in photography and Drama at North Texas University. As her studies would indicate, Felicitas is a multi-media artist.
The photographs being featured at Rosalie Dimon Gallery are from a series entitled: My Long Island Preserved. In 1984, Felicitas moved to Long Island and became a member of the Greenbelt Hiking Club. Inspired by the beautiful preserves and parks, Ms. Wetter set out with her Nikon F camera equipped with a zoom lens to capture the amazing beauty she discovered in these protected lands each surrounded by lakes, rivers, oceans or the Long Island Sound.
Felicitas Wetter’s fine art and photography has been exhibited in galleries, museums and art collections all over the world. She is also an adjunct assistant professor of fine arts at Suffolk County Community College and an adjunct professor of art history at Dowling College.
Exhibits at the Rosalie Dimon Gallery are a joint effort by East End Arts and the Jamesport Manor Inn to introduce exceptional artists and their work to the East End communities. This program is made possible with public funding provided by Suffolk County.
For more information and to purchase work, contact Jane Kirkwood, East End Arts Gallery Director: 631-727-0900 or email@example.com