Art Opening & Reception
You are invited on one special night, to come meet, speak and discuss the views of the latest works of Elaine Farmer and Michael James Toomy.
Gourmet coffee and tea at Coffeeberries in Londonderry with special musical guests
The Self-Righteous Brothers Acoustic Jam
Nov. 2, 2013, 6pm-11pm
Coffeeberries, 4 Orchard View, Londonderry, NH
Artwork exhibited through December 31, 2013
The artwork of Elaine Farmer and Michael James Toomy could not be more contrasting in styles, subjects and techniques, yet these two artists Imagined what an exhibit of their two works would be like together so they organized a unique way in which each tells a story about their individuality, their vision of the world & the people and places that have an impact of all of us.
Farmer has received several national awards including being juried in the Paint the Parks exhibit which supports fundraising for the US National Parks. Farmer recently licensed a piece of art to ABC/Disney Studios, to be used as a furnishing in the new ABC drama series “Betrayal”. Last month, Farmer released a book having taken three years to write titled Harmonious Color Schemes; a no-nonsense approach using the Color Wheel available as an ebook through the major book stores. Farmer’s artwork is exhibited regularly at the East Colony Fine Art Gallery in Manchester, NH.
Toomy has been involved with Live Nation’s Rock & Art Charity Event in Boston, MA where his portrait of musician Mark Knopfler was sold on the spot to the actress Glenn Close. He also just created “Throwaway” for Amnesty International’s Chapter “The Boston Firefly Project, as well as “The Sons of the Republic” a painting created for MooreMart, an organization serving Soldiers and Children Worldwide. Toomy’s work has been featured in galleries and numerous group & solo shows.
Farmer and Toomy met nearly ten years ago at the Londonderry Art on the Common art show presented each year in September which is sponsored by the Londonderry Arts Council. Although coming from very different backgrounds and with extremely different life experiences they recognized the need for a viable and visible Arts community and they forged a friendship and professional bond supporting many of the local Artists and Art exhibits held in their community. Having a career as a Studio Artist can be a solitary one, so it is important to collaborate and support with other artists when possible. On separate occasions, each have enlisted the others opinions on matters of technique, marketing and art exhibit opportunities. If they are not in the studio painting, which, as it happens, is less time than you think, then they are in their prospective offices marketing their artwork, setting up art exhibits, talking to galleries, talking to clients or teaching classes and workshops. Making a living as professional artists is a challenge but can be achieved as these two artists are proof of that. Being an artist is not a job but a life style.
These artists’ create their own unique style of art but the thread that binds them is that difference, Elaine having studied the classical techniques in art and Toomy as a young man spent several years as musician and songwriter and was heavily influenced by the power and ability of great songwriter’s to pen lyrics that listeners can identify with their own experiences, their past or dreams.
Don’t miss this invitation to visit these two exceptional artists on the Opening Reception of Imagine on November 2, 2013, 6pm -11pm, with special musical guests The Self-Righteous Brothers Acoustic Jam, at Coffeeberries, 4 Orchard View, Londonderry, NH. Come find out the story behind the creations! For more information visit www.londonderryfineart.com
Michael James Toomy contact info
Elaine Barrette Farmer contact info
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