Stones I Have Known, an exhibit of acrylic paintings by artist Susan Robinson, opens Friday, September 8 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the SLC Arts Gallery at Town Hall. This meet-and-greet with the artist is free and open to everyone.
Susan Robinson of Ogdensburg, NY is a mostly self-taught artist who creates realistic acrylic paintings of the natural world, especially minerals (rocks contain one or more minerals) and pebbles. She holds a B.A. from SUNY Potsdam, and studied art and art history at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
Robinson’s illustrations of gemstones have been featured in the Canadian Gemmologist and The Mineralogical Record's Museum of Art. Robinson wrote and illustrated a guidebook titled, “Is This an Agate? An Illustrated Guide to Lake Superior's Beach Stones.” Robinson was actively involved with the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum at Michigan Tech during her time in Michigan.
Robinson says, “Rocks and minerals fascinate me. Actually, I enjoy all aspects of the natural world – its lakes, streams, woods, fields, and the plants and animals that fill them with life, but stones still have a hold on my heart.”
This exhibit will be on display at the SLC Arts Gallery at the Potsdam Town Hall, 18 Elm Street, through October 18.
The Gallery is open during Town Hall business hours, Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Sales of Robinson’s work benefit the artist and SLC Arts. For more information about this exhibit, contact SLC Arts at 315-265-6860, or visit http://slcartscouncil.org/event/stones-i-have-known/.