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OMG! Please note, we will be closing EARLY on Saturday, October 20th at 3:30 p.m. We will resume regular business hours on Sunday, October 21st. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK May-December. Business hours:

Monday 10-5:30
Tuesday 10-5:30
Wednesday 10-5:30
Thursday 10-5:30
Friday 10-8:00
Saturday 10-5:00
Sunday 2-5:00

You can also visit us after hours by Appointment.
Can't visit us in person? Visit us online: http://www.westendgallery.net/
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MEET THE ARTIST: Please join us in welcoming new artist, BIBI S. BRION, to West End Gallery! Artist Biography: Bibi S. Brion was born in 1973 in “de Pijp,” a vibrant multi-cultural neighborhood in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She lived in Amsterdam until 2007 when she moved briefly to Tokyo, Japan. In 2008 she married an American businessman and they moved to his home town of Liberty in rural, northern Pennsylvania to assist in the care of his disabled father. They live in a renovated farmhouse with their four and two-year old sons.

Always a self-starter, Bibi has performed in rock bands, worked in media and the fashion industry. She has been a regular columnist in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, dispensing her knowledge and expertise in foraging, and is trained in graphic design.

While Bibi has had a life-long affinity for creating art and music, making a career of art is relatively new as she has only been painting full time since 2012. Bibi is self-taught and continues to refine her rigorous learning plan to overcome her lack of formal training while balancing the joy of her young family. Significant influences include Master Painter Richard Schmid, Qiang Huang, Ron Donoughe and Roos Schuring.

Her first solo show took place in 2014 at the Gmeiner Arts and Cultural Center in Wellsboro, PA, and coincided with the birth of her first son. Since then she has participated in various smaller shows, winning awards in every juried show entered and finding time to have a second son in 2016. She paints full time in her home studio and en plein air.

Artist Statement: I live in a remote farmhouse on land that is being reclaimed by nature. The few remaining dairy farms in the area are rapidly being encroached by the growing forest. A few miles away, in the small town that holds our post office, there are the remains of factories so long out of use, it doesn’t occur to most people that they had ever been factories at all. Remaining from better times are a bank, a small grocery store, the post office, a barbershop and a coffee shop housed in the former hardware store. Just outside of town, a new restaurant, country store (think local Cracker barrel), and gas station cater to the interstate highway exit. No red lights.

This contrasts starkly with my native Amsterdam and Tokyo, Japan the last places I have lived. Now I long for a life with access to a wide variety of art, music, food and people; one that is full and vibrant. Living in a place of solitude where civilization seems to be losing its battle with nature has forced me to to explore my personal experience with Place. My work can be regarded as a traditional presentation of coarse and challenging rural life, beautiful in all it’s ugliness with run-down barns and dilapidated houses, framed by nature's vibrant onslaught. At the same time, it is a very personal presentation of the duality in truth. I seek to share opposing and conflicting emotions in my subjects, finding excitement in the mundane, goodness in neglect, consolation in sadness, and beauty in decay.

​These themes mirror my life experience over the past decade of finding growth in what is maddening, safety in embracing risk and celebrating diversity in the face of ignorance. It is my evolving understanding of these truths that underpin and drive my current work.

View Bibi's artwork on your desktop PC:
http://www.westendgallery.net/pho…/Artist-Gallery-BIBi-brion

View Bibi's artwork on your mobile device:
http://m.westendgallery.net/photo…/Artist-Gallery-BIBi-brion

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10/14/18
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TONIGHT! You're invited to the Opening Reception for the "Four Views" exhibit which features new paintings by ANNE BIALKE, TOM GARDNER, WILSON ONG and MARTIN POOLE. The paintings reflect each Artists' own interpretation of shared reference photos. Reception: Friday, October 12th 5:00 - 7:30 pm. Reception Sponsored by JOHN ROY, Longtime Friend and Supporter of West End Gallery. Music performed by William Groome. Please join us for the Opening of this dynamic exhibit featuring four of the regions most talented artists! Event is FREE and open to the public. View a sampling from the exhibit online: http://www.westendgallery.net/
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10/12/18
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SNEAK PEEK: Get a special online preview of the exhibit which opens tomorrow! The "Four Views" exhibit features new paintings by ANNE BIALKE, TOM GARDNER, WILSON ONG and MARTIN POOLE. Reception: Friday, October 12th 5-7:30 pm. Reception Sponsored by JOHN ROY http://www.westendgallery.net/
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YOU'RE INVITED: Opening Reception THIS FRIDAY! The "Four Views" exhibit features new paintings by ANNE BIALKE, TOM GARDNER, WILSON ONG and MARTIN POOLE. The paintings reflect each Artists' own interpretation of shared reference photos. On Exhibit October 12 - November 8. Opening Reception: Friday, October 12th 5:00 - 7:30 pm. Reception Sponsored by JOHN ROY, Longtime Friend and Supporter of West End Gallery. Music performed by William Groome. Please join us for the Opening of this dynamic exhibit featuring four of the regions most talented artists! Event is FREE and open to the public.
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10/8/18
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UPCOMING EXHIBIT: The "Four Views" exhibit features new paintings by ANNE BIALKE, TOM GARDNER, WILSON ONG and MARTIN POOLE. The paintings reflect each Artists' own interpretation of shared reference photos. On Exhibit October 12 - November 8. Opening Reception: Friday, October 12th 5:00 - 7:30 pm. Reception Sponsored by JOHN ROY, Longtime Friend and Supporter of West End Gallery. Music performed by William Groome. Please join us for the Opening of this dynamic exhibit featuring four of the regions most talented artists! Event is FREE and open to the public.
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ABOUT THE ARTIST: DAVID BUCK - David began his career with glass in 1974 when he was hired by Corning Glass Works where he worked in some of their various glass forming facilities. In 1984 he was offered an apprenticeship in the Steuben factory where he received his artistic glass blowing training. He left Corning Glass Works after 12 years and moved to Maui, HI where he feels he received his greatest inspiration for his current work. In 1990 he moved back to Corning and helped co-found Studio Access to Glass, Corning's first public teaching facility. After 6 years of developing teaching programs, he spent the next 4 years as Head Technician at the Corning Museum's new public teaching facility. Tired of the corporate life David and long-time friend Richard Williamee opened their own studio in Lindley, NY, located just outside of Corning. "For me, glass is the greatest material available for expressing my creative energy."

Stop in to see David's NEW glass sculptures. Can't visit the Gallery in person? You can view a sampling of his artwork online: http://www.westendgallery.net/

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10/3/18
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Join us at West End Gallery for a painting demo by featured Artist, Trish Coonrod! 5-8:00 p.m. this Friday, September 28th. Event is free and open to the public. Trish Coonrod Fine Art
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9/26/18
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ABOUT THE ARTIST: WYNN YARROW - Yarrow states, "We are alike: yearning for comfort and belonging, tranquility and delight. Nature is a source of sustenance and healing. To be uplifted, we lift up our heads to the sky. To be soothed, we let our minds flow with the rhythm of water. To be restored, we seek the companionship of trees. Through the language of evocative color, I speak of many places, invoking the spirit of wonder. Sketches, memory and imagination join to create quiet, intricate worlds; worlds that beckon you to slow your pace and enter the mystery. Welcome."

Stop in to see Wynn Yarrow's NEW paintings. Can't visit the Gallery in person? You can view the paintings online: http://www.westendgallery.net/

#fineart #painting #paintings #gouache #gouachepainting #landscape
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9/24/18
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ABOUT THE ARTIST: TRISH COONROD - Trish Torkildsen Coonrod received her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Upon graduating she was awarded a residency at the Cité Internationale Des Arts in Paris. The time spent in Paris allowed her to study directly from the paintings of the old masters, which greatly influence her work. Trish’s interest in traditional painting lead her to The New York Academy of Art, Graduate School of Figurative Art, where she received her MFA and graduated with honors. Upon graduation she took a position in Jeff Koons Studio where she worked as lead painter for eight years. There she had the opportunity to further hone her skills as a representational artist. Trish has been exhibiting her work for over 20 years and her work is in collections throughout the United States. Stop in to see Trish's NEW paintings. Can't visit us in person? You can view them online: http://www.westendgallery.net/
#fineart #oilpainting #painting #realism #photorealsim #stilllife
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9/18/18
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