David Griffin – Photographer
“Maynard Town Clock” / Ink Jet Print
Dave Griffinʼs parents gave him his first camera at age 9 and he has been photographing the world around him ever since. He considers himself a storyteller who uses visual imagery, sound, and the written word to connect people to the water, landscape, and animals which surround us. An avid kayaker, he has spent the past 10 years photographing the Assabet River and its tributaries. Dave practices “conservation photography” - a photojournalistic ethic which strives to retain a level of authenticity by never altering the essential content of the images.
Linda Grom – Painter
Untitled 3 / Acrylic on Board
After many years as a music educator Linda Grom began to compose music. Several works were published, including choral works set to the poems of Ralph Waldo Emerson. The creative awakening of composing led her to a desire to paint. She attended classes and studied privately at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, the Provincetown Museum School and the DeCordova Museum School and developed an intense passion for painting. Her paintings are a transfer of her emotions, an interconnectedness with the energies that exist within all aspects of life and forces of nature. Painting and composing music are extensions of her deep emotions, which create a tremendous thrust of energy from within. She enjoys painting outside where she can paint with her entire body in an unrestricted space, where the wind, sunlight and sounds of nature influence where the paint settles on the surface, and where sounds and rhythms in her head and heart coincide with the colors, textures and movement of the paint. The painting evolves through all these energies naturally, without premeditation.
Kay Hartung – Mixed Media Artist
“Collage 2” / Collage
Kay Hartung is a mixed media artist working in collage, assemblage, pastel and encaustic painting. She lives in Acton and has a studio at ArtSpace Maynard. She has a BFA from Philadelphia College of Art and an MFA from Syracuse University. She was on the faculty of Bradford College in the Creative Arts Division from 1979-1999. She maintained a studio at Vernon Street Studio in Somerville for 10 years before moving to Acton in 1992. Her work has been exhibited nationally and is in many private and corporate collections. She has created specially commissioned work for both public and residential spaces. She enjoys creating little abstract worlds within the 6” X 6” square and has produced almost fifty collages. Her background in textiles informs this work as she plays with the patterns and pieces of paper like working with fabric.
Edward Hastings – Painter
“Pemaquid Harbor, ME” / Watercolor
Edward Hastings grew up in Concord, MA and the surrounding towns. Art in some shape or form has always been a part of the Hastings family. As a child Edward dabbled in pastels and oil, but found watercolors were the most rewarding. He has vacationed in the Pemaquid, Maine area for the past 40 years. He has always been inspired by the beauty there, from the rocks the Pemaquid light is perched upon, to the spectacular sunsets on Johnʼs Bay. It has been the subject of many of his paintings. Edward and his wife Theresa lived in western MA for five years which is the inspiration for some of his most recent work. He now resides in Maynard, MA.
Wilson L. Hunt, Jr. – Painter
“Nature’s Chaos” / Acrylic Gouache
Wilson L. Hunt, Jr. describes his work as being abstract. It comes out of his imagination. Many works are on paper, which he tapes to a painting table, sometimes wets the paper, and lays down the first strokes of paint, one stroke being a response or complement to the one before it. He looks to build up a dynamic structure and a strong form. There are many analogues to music in his process. He has listened to much modern jazz in his life, and his work mirrors the improvisation in jazz. He is enamored of color and it is extremely important in his work. He believes his work has an organic look, which comes from an appreciation of the sometimes chaotic beauty of nature. As well as nature, he has been influenced by the history of painting in the 20th century. Abstract expressionist painters like De Kooning or color painters like Wolf Kahn are inspirational. He has a B.A. in psychology from Harvard with additional coursework in fine arts, visual studies and literature. He has also studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Massachusetts College of Art and Design.