When you have a dream, it lives in your mind and brings you hope and joy when you focus on it. The challenge of the dream is that the tangible evidence of the result may not be evident in real time. However, there is evidence you are making progress when you acknowledge your success in the steps you take towards your dreams.
Amanda Gregornik is one of the most humble people I’ve ever met. Half-hidden by her side swept bangs, her smile lights up the room. She’s a 24-year-old teacher in her third year at Barrington Christian Academy, and much to her bewilderment, she has been “discovered” by her colleagues.
Gregornik is a closet artist. Painting has always been one of her passions, along with photography, but unlike most millennials, she doesn’t post her work on every platform of social media she can. In fact, she had never even thought to take pictures of her paintings until a friend asked Gregornik to paint a piece of artwork for his new house. “I didn’t even know he knew I painted,” Gregornik confessed. After Gregornik completed the commission, she sent her friend a photo of the piece to gain final approval, and it was only for this reason that Gregornik happened to have a photo of her artwork on the day of BCA’s Spring Artshow.
October 13 – November 13
Artist Reception: Thursday, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m.
“Memories of Inhabited Spaces” explores the creative process of contemporary artist Bob Dilworth. The traveling exhibition features large-scale, mixed-media paintings of human figures, sculptural dolls and abstraction on paper. The work is informed by conversational interviews with friends, stories collected from relatives and personal observations.
The exhibition focuses on Dilworth’s current phase of creativity evolving from a three-year exploration of tactile surfaces that incorporate mixed media. Dilworth’s work expands the concept of contemporary painting by including stenciling, spray paint, stitching, fabric and printed materials.
Organized by Rhode Island College and the Bannister Gallery, “Memories of Inhabited Spaces” is accompanied by an exhibition catalogue. www.ric.edu/bannister/oct_15.php
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“Women in Evora,” acrylic painting by Jose Santos