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Monday, May 19, 2008

'Artist Friends' Exhibit Comes to SU June 6-27

SALISBURY, MD---Master painter John A. Losonczy of Salisbury has taught many local aspiring artists his technique: “a realistic manner with some impressionistic flavor.”

Now those students are repaying his kindness through the exhibit “Artist Friends” June 6-27 at the Atrium Gallery in the Guerrieri University Center at Salisbury University. An opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 6.

Though most were inspired by Losonczy, a native of Budapest, Hungary, their works represent many different backgrounds.

Lee Simon, a native of Sanford, VA, was nearly 50 before she attempted her first painting. The self-taught artist prefers oil painting landscapes, whether they be of the Eastern Shore or the great West.
Mary Murphy’s art captures the spirit of the locale, reflecting the influence of her travels in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Germany. She has studied formally at the University of Maryland, College Park and the Ringling School of Art and Design.

Betty Latourney has made painting her passion since retiring four years ago, preferring oil paints as her medium. Her award-winning art has been featured locally at the Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum in Snow Hill, in The Daily Times and at the Mallard Landing Art for Delmarva event.

Charlotte Haberstroh had wide exposure to the arts from an early age thanks to her commercial artist father, Herbert W. Hardesty, and musician/photographer/painter grandfather, John T. Hopkins. She earned her master’s degree from SU and has taken art courses at the University, as well as the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.

Suzanne Wilson’s art explores the natural beauty of her environment through her travels in the United States and abroad with a strong emphasis on light. Her works may be seen locally at the Art League of Ocean City, the Art Institute and Gallery in Salisbury and the Dorchester Arts Center.

Leslie Belloso draws her inspiration from artists including John Singer Sargent, Monet and Gauguin. After taking a 10-year break from her focus on art to pursue an education in the medical field, she began painting again at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has participated in local art events including Paint Snow Hill, Paint Chincoteague and Easton's “Local Color” Delmarva artists exhibit. 

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. For more information call 410-548-2547 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.



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