Brattleboro, Vermont. Local artist and gallery owner William Hays will be honored at the opening of the Academic Artists Association's 51st National Exhibition of Contemporary Realism in Art.
The exhibit opens this Sunday, April 22nd from 2:00 to 5:00 PM in the First Church Gallery, Court Square in Springfield, Massachusetts. Hays' painting, "Dr. Wayne London" is honored with the Dr. Robert L. Bertolli Memorial Award.
The painting is a medium sized portrait of a local psychiatrist. Says Hays about the painting, "I asked Wayne to sit for me because I thought he would make an interesting subject. As soon as I asked him, I knew what I would do in the painting." Hays incorporated geometric symbols in the background that refer to historical mathematical systems. Along with these symbols is the Greek letter "phi" that rests on the subject's shoulder. This refers to Dr. London's theories of balance and atunement as they relate to healing.
Hays said, " I wanted him flooded from behind with the light of the universe while these symbols form a network of order in his world."
The First church Gallery at Court Square in Springfield, Massachusetts is open Monday through Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Saturday from 12:00 noon to 4:30 PM and Sunday from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
The show opens on Sunday, April 22nd and will be open through May 11. Call (860) 763-3766 for more information.
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