Three artists – Virginia Donovan, Mary Ann Glass and Galina Krasskova – will present paintings, Motion/Emotion: 3 Artists’ Interpretation, in the Spire Studio Gallery. Students of renowned painter Basha Maryanska, each of the women has stepped out of her comfort zone to explore a new experience of light, energy and emotion through her artwork. The show opens Nov. 16, with an artists’ reception from 6 to 8 p.m., on the second floor of Spire Studios, and runs through Nov. 30.
Donovan is a professional plein air painter whose work has been featured at RiverWinds Gallery and throughout the valley. She has studied with prominent oil painters, but her work with Maryanska has unleashed a more instinctual and playful approach to color and composition.
Krasskova is a classicist, a poet and an authority on the Norse traditions, who has published more than 16 books. Krasskova’s paintings, her first, continue to explore that tradition, but with a visual, nonverbal depiction of its elemental themes.
Glass is a professional photographer and instructor. These paintings, also her first, continue her interest in the power of color, gesture and energy.
Maryanska, MFA, is an internationally recognized artist and has been exhibiting her work around the world since obtaining her MFA at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland, in 1979. She paints and teaches from her studio at Spire Studios. Spire Studios is located at 45 Beekman St., Beacon. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment. Call 845-891-3307.