A twofer in Equinunk: art and a barbeque
EQUINUNK, PA — The Equinunk Historical Society(EHS) will welcome Carol Smith of Youngsville, NY as its featured artist on Art Appreciation Day on July 29. Smith has painted in oils for over 30 years. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Florida State University and has studied extensively with British painter Trevor Bell. Her work is generally considered abstract, though when asked about abstraction, she defers to the Italian painter Georgio Morandi who once said, “Nothing is more abstract than reality.”
This current body of work ranges in size from six inches to 24 inches. The paintings are on wood, and many of them have small objects, like rocks and nails and copper, attached as compositional elements.
Smith is well known in the local area as part of the talented duo that comprises “Little Sparrow.” The group plays their eclectic mix of folk, light rock and traditional music in varied venues and has performed at the Calder Cafe. The Calder Gift Shop will also be open from 12 noon to 4 p.m. EHS is located at 1972 Pine Mill Rd., at the corner of Route 191, the Hancock Highway. Doors will open at 12 noon.
Art Appreciation Day traditionally complements the Equinunk Fire Department’s chicken barbeque at 2625 Hancock Hwy.; visitors can visit both venues as they are within easy distance from one another. The barbeque features live music and games, and will include chicken, clams, sausages, soda and beer.