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“Board Room,” by the late Alvin Rosser

Two late members celebrated at ARTery

MILFORD, PA — The ARTery Gallery will present a featured exhibit of two of its late members, Ronald DeMuth and Alvin Rosser, from August 9 through September 3. A wine and cheese reception will be held on Saturday, August 11 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Each artist has his own unique style and perspective, contrasting in subject and technique. DeMuth was a self-taught painter and nature enthusiast, bringing a lifetime of travel and experience to each landscape he painted. A bare tree stump stands alone in a field, as central as a portrait sitter, yet behind it the purple haze of distant evergreens reminds us that the forest lives on. A merry periwinkle waterfall is shown in loving close-up, but its waters tumble away into a pond and off the canvas, destination unknown. There are no signs of human activity in his painting.

Rosser was a member of the gallery from its beginning in 1999 to his death, and his work continues to delight visitors to the gallery, with his keen observation of human nature and witty portraits, revealing the inner character of a person with minimal marks. His landscapes are also unusual for their inclusion of human activity, such as a barbeque grill or red pick-up truck or parking lots. His later work, done in his 80s and 90s, became more and more minimal; with charcoal and watercolor, he created works of street scenes of Colorado and its mountain towns with an almost childlike perception.

The exhibit runs through September 3. Hours are Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Mondays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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