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Local Artist to Exhibit Work at New York Gallery

Rachelle Krieger will exhibit 10 recent oil paintings inspired by Port Washington coastline.

Port Washington artist Rachelle Krieger will exhibit 10 recent oil paintings at the Susan Eley Fine Art gallery in Manhattan. The exhibit opens Thursday, and runs through Feb. 24.

Krieger’s paintings are inspired by Port Washington’s rocky coastline, as well as the surrounding water and sky.

“Landscape definitely plays a large part in my work,” Krieger has said about her artistry.

The paintings feature large trees, dense clouds and yellow skies, serving as “metaphors for the mood shifts and stormy feelings we all experience,” according to a press release.

Among the exhibit's paintings is “Dawn of Spring,” one of the series of works featured in “A Closer Look,” a film Krieger recently produced about her creative  process.

Krieger is active in the Port Washington arts scene. She spearheaded Open Studio, where local artists welcomed the public into their workspaces for a weekend in September. She is married to Damon Gersh, founder and executive director of the nonprofit HEARTS (Helping Enrich The Arts), which organized PortFest, a day-long event celebrating local musicians and artists that  in Port Washington Public Schools.

Krieger’s upcoming solo show is her second with SEFA, which is located at 46 West 90 Street, and open Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Katherine Trunk January 07, 2013 at 06:26 PM
Sounds beautiful, Rachelle! Congrats!

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