Detail of a painting by Tim Fortune: Adirondack Wetland

Art Exhibit: Full Circle
22 June 2012
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Painting by Matt Burnett Painting by Matt Burnett

The Paul Smith's VIC summer season will be opening with two veteran artists from Saranac Lake. The joint exhibition by artists Tim Fortune and Matt Burnett will show an evolution and dialogue between the two artists going back nearly two decades, when Fortune introduced Burnett to oil painting.

The opening reception will take place on 22 June from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Paul Smiths VIC building. There will be refreshments and a cash bar.

Matt Burnett is a native of the Adirondacks, growing up in what is now the William C. Whitney Wilderness Area. His interests in painting and environmental conservation have combined into his current practice, using various materials and processes to illuminate the wilderness experience. Burnett is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Canton, where he teaches in the Graphic and Multimedia Design Program; and he has also worked for many years for the DEC as an Assistant Forest Ranger. His work has been exhibited in regional and international exhibitions. He currently lives in Saranac Lake with his wife, Amy.

Tim Fortune: Resurrection -- WatercolorBorn and raised in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York, Tim Fortune studied art at Tyler School of Art of Temple University where he received a BFA. He later graduated from New York University with a Master of Arts degree in Studio Art and subsequently studied in Italy for several years. For the past thirty years he has pursued his career in Florida and New York.

Mr. Fortune's works have been shown at numerous galleries, both nationally and internationally. Several of his pieces are included in corporate collections. His works have been exhibited in the American Embassy in Guatemala as part of the Art in Embassies Program of the U. S. Department of State. He has won numerous awards including the prestigious Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting at the Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach. Fortune's work is also represented in the permanent collection of the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, New York.




Full Circle Exhibition Poster
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