Opening Reception First Friday for Ranzoni Paintings

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Cloud People by Angela Ranzoni; one of a number of her paintings on display at Kent Co Public Library. Opening reception December 2, First Friday.

On Friday, December 2, at 5:00 PM, the Kent County Public Library will again provide an additional venue to the self-guided strolldown High Street and beyond for a night of cultural mingling in downtown Chestertown. In keeping with the library’s mission to provide relevant community programs and services, a showing of the paintings of local artist Angela Ranzoni will be presented.

Angela works primarily in acrylics on small scale canvases. Her palette is bright, moody, and celebratory. Images range from the more abstract to the surreal, often housing fanciful beings in various situations, emotional states, and mysterious landscapes. These expressive characters and landscapes emerge from the shapes and colors she explores when approaching the canvas, most often without a particular image in mind.

Angela has drawn and made things all her life. She studied painting at Massachusetts College of Art and finished her BA at New College of CA. It was there that she further explored her interest in Expressive Arts Therapy and the healing nature of art. Personal experience of the therapeutic and spiritual aspects of art has clarified the importance of continuing to make and exhibit her art, as well as teaching others about the inherent joy and value of the creative process. Her work is often shown at Chester River Artworks and The Chestertown Arts League. She teaches as a visiting artist in the Kent County public schools and with groups of home schooled children through the “Artworks for Children” program.

While Angela’s paintings will remain on display throughout the month, the public is invited to park behind the building off Calvert Street and begin their Friday festivities with a reception to include family-friendly fare at the public library.

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