Reception and Meet-and-Greet: Friday, October 3, 6-9pm
Gallery Talk and Walk-Through 7:30pm
Exhibit Opens September 2nd; Gallery Open by Appointment Only
Local artist Mark Stephenson recently spent a two-week residency in "La Macina di San Cresci" located in Greve-In-Chianti in Tuscany, Italy. The site is a 10th century church complex and Mark spent time painting outdoors at the residence, as well as visiting museums and historic sites in nearby Florence. After the residency, Mark and his family traveled to the Cotswolds region of England and he completed several more works there.
Mark had to complete a lengthy application and submit images of his work in order to be selected for the exclusive residency. That's when the process became a truly community-wide event; Mark launched a campaign early in 2014 to help fund the trip. 28 individuals and one local business contributed to become Sponsors for Mark's trip, including pre-purchasing paintings. All of the paintings from the residency, as well as some smaller watercolor sketches completed while in England will be displayed and available for sale at the CFA Gallery.