This September and October, local artist Lyn Horan’s work will be on view in the Wistariahurst gallery. Horan’s show is a visual celebration of Fall, the contradictory season of life that rolls in with fantastical colorful promises, then blows it all to the wintry ground waiting below in a single rainstorm. Fall has long been Horan’s favorite season. She states that it ignites something deep and mysterious in her, with its crisp, spicy air, show-stopping colors and its harvest of many tastes. The pull of its golden-orange moons looms large over the horizon. With all of its beginning fantasy, Autumn is also the season of reality and immediacy, as we know that Winter is pending.
Lyn Horan has been a visual artist and teacher for over 30 years and has exhibited her work in galleries across the United States including the cities of New York, Baltimore and Washington, DC. Her work has also been shown in Vermont and locally in Western Massachusetts. Horan has been reviewed in various publications including the Baltimore Sun, Art Papers, and the Vermont Journal. She has been the recipient of grants through the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Charlotte Newcomb foundation and the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Horan continues to teach at Snow Farm and in her studio in Holyoke as she finds it is a reciprocal process in which her own work is stimulated by the students whom she inspires.
What Comes of the Fall is a selection of bold drawings in conte, charcoal, and pastel, paintings and mixed media collages infused with the mystery and ambiguity of Autumn. Works on view through October 28. Admission to gallery $3. On Saturday, September 14 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. meet Lyn Horan and view her latest work in the Wistariahurst Gallery at the opening reception of What Comes of the Fall. On Saturday, September 28 at 2:00 p.m. Horan will talk about her painting, sculpture, other work and what inspires her after several years of dedication, exploration and endurance in a Gallery Talk. Admission to gallery $3