Three Artists’ Prints, Drawings at Theo Ganz

Opening reception Second Saturday, Sept. 12

Theo Ganz Studio will present the work of three artists in the upcoming exhibition Recent Prints and Drawings of Elana Goren, Kirsten Kucer and Jackie Skrzynski. The opening reception will take place Saturday, Sept. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m.

"Sheep" by Elana Goren

“Sheep” by Elana Goren

Goren, a printmaker, teacher, freelance artist and graphic designer, has taught printmaking at the Westchester Center for the Arts as well as graphic design at SUNY New Paltz. She teaches monotype and etching as well as other printmaking methods at the Garrison Art Center. The subject of Goren’s etchings, monotypes and relief prints are animals designed to evoke an emotional reaction from the viewer.

"Untitled" by Kirsten Kucer (Photo by Rob Penner)

“Untitled” by Kirsten Kucer (Photo by Rob Penner)

Kucer’s artwork since moving to the Hudson Valley 10 years ago has focused primarily on drawing. In 2001 Kucer moved to Mexico to teach art at the Universidad de Monterrey. The strong connection she felt with the land, the culture and the history compelled her to explore materials and work in three dimensions.

"Trail Cam" by Jackie Skrzynski

“Trail Cam” by Jackie Skrzynski

Skrzynski’s recent works are usually charcoal and pastel renderings of animals, either caught as trophies or, even more recently, caught on webcams. Skrzynski is an artist, teacher, curator and founder of PUG projects, through which she biannually creates temporary art exhibits in transitional, economically diverse spaces. She is currently associate professor of painting and drawing at Ramapo College, New Jersey, and is a participating artist in the upcoming Newburgh Open Studios later this month.

The exhibition is free and open to the public Fridays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment from Sept. 12 through Oct. 4. Theo Ganz Studio is at 149 Main St. in Beacon. For more information on the exhibition, visit or contact Eleni Smolen, director/founder of Theo Ganz Studio, at 917-318-2239 or [email protected].

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