WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Harrison Gallery will be presenting a group exhibition of paintings by still life artists Stanley Bielen and Janet Rickus. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Bielen was born in Rzeszow, Poland. He attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, graduating in 1980. He currently lives in Philadelphia and holds a position at the Fleisher Art Memorial of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where he lectures and paints. His work honors the European heritage of still life painting with high color - lush blossoms placed against velvety backgrounds.
Rickus started painting landscapes and portraits after graduating with a B. S. from Central Connecticut State University in 1971, and first began painting still lifes in 1983. She is meticulous and unhurried, selecting just the right specimens, arranging them just so, and painting them with great concentration and precision, demonstrating expert technique comparable to the Dutch and French still life masters.
The Harrison Gallery is located at 39 Spring St. Th gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information: 413-458-1700, theharrisongallery.com.