Showing Nov. 16th - Dec.9th
Artist Reception - Thurs., Nov. 16th 5:30PM -8:30PM
Celebrate, Mix & Mingle with the artists. Enjoy the live music, complimentary fabulous food and drinks! Open to the public.
Rhoda Kahler is a ceramic artist living in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Her tile work has been featured in magazines, newspapers and on television, including on the Home and Garden Television network (HGTV). Rhoda created the centennial tiles for the Delaware Art Museum in her Alphabet City motif. Most recently, she finished a Guest Artist Residency at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for their Form and Art Program.
Drawing from nature, much of her art bends toward the organic, making use of abstraction and collage. There is a tactile intimacy that is translated through the mud between her fingers to her pieces that beg to be touched. Her handmade tile murals appear in public and private collections throughout the Delaware Valley—her most recent murals are located on the new E.O.Bull Center for the Arts at West Chester University. One of these exterior walls spans 85 feet x 15 feet, covered in handmade tile and other shards with a painted background. Other murals include the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry and the Historical Kearsley Building in Philadelphia, among other sites.
Rhoda has also taught classes and workshops at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, at regional art centers and has participated in a wide range of Resident Artist programs. An occasional adjunct faculty member at West Chester University, she graduated from WCU in 1995 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Rhoda exhibits her hand-sculpted tiles and sculpture regularly at fine art galleries while also working on her commissioned tile work.
Josephine Winsor believes there is a mysterious well of inspiration, accessible only by entering the unknown. When she paints she does her best to set aside the analyzing harsh critic, the inner voice that loves to decide what is good or bad about her paintings. When she is able to do this, she can enter this well, a source fed from the soul. To proceed with curiosity and experimentation requires trust, but it is then that creating art becomes such a fascinating and a wonderful life giving resource. Josephine loves to paint in this way and to meet surfacing images that inform her work toward authenticity. She hopes that her paintings carry messages which stir others in ways that she has experienced while painting.
Alternatively, when Josephine is in nature she tends to paint more realistic tributes to the grandeur and connection she is experiencing. Though discovery is always part of this process, recording this beauty replaces a deeper level of exploration.
Josephine feels extremely grateful, enriched, and privileged to be able to send her days creating this way. She has been a teacher, illustrator, and artist. Josephine’s studio is currently the Historic Blacksmith Shop on the corner of Goshen and Providence Roads, Edgemont.
She has 5 1/2 years formal training, followed by many excellent instructors through the years.