featuring Patricia Barr Clarke, Rosanne Sterne, Anita Winter
November 8 – January 10, 2017
Reception: Friday, November 18th 5:30 – 7:30
Located in Town Hall Art Center
Patricia Barr Clarke is a long-time Denver area plein air painter. She is a signature member of the Colorado Watercolor Society and a member of the Plein Air Artists of Colorado and The Denver Art Students’ League. She serves as a board member of the Art Garage, a community art center in Park Hill, and she has taught art classes and art workshops all over the world. She spent the month of September 2016 plein air painting in Spain and Portugal. In February, 2017 she will return for a fourth time as an invited watercolor teacher at the Curacao Plein Air Festival in Willemstad.
Rosanne Sterne is an award-winning visual artist, flutist, and poet. Rosanne began her visual arts education as a small child in the studio of her grandfather, painter Herman Oxhandler, a member of the Woodstock Arts Colony. Rosanne’s art education continued at DeCordova Art Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts, at Harvard University, and at the Art Students League of Denver. Her key instructors and mentors include Paul Rotterdam, William Reimann, Dennis Pendleton, and Homare Ikeda. Rosanne’s work has been shown in many juried exhibitions and is represented in private collections across the globe. “My paintings are expressions of life and optimism, windows into human experience, and explorations of color. I hope to expand and stretch the possibilities of color and to use color to convey the resilience of the human spirit.”
Also a flutist and poet, Rosanne explores the possibilities of rhythm, dynamics, and language in her paintings. Rosanne is principal flutist of the Littleton Symphony Orchestra, a position she has held for 28 years. She also performs with the Garrett Sterne Duo, a flute/piano collaboration with pianist, Lucy Garrett, which appears regularly on concert series throughout the Denver metro area. Rosanne’s poetry has been widely published in literary journals including Artisan, Journal of Poetry Therapy, Long Island Quarterly, New Mexico Poetry Review, Progenitor, and Santa Fe Literary Review. Her chapbook of poems, Dancing in the Gaps, was published in 2010 by Finishing Line press. Rosanne was the recipient of Harvard’s David McCord Prize for creativity. She also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Denver. She is a consultant to foundations with a special focus on arts and culture.
Rosanne is married to her beloved husband, Ned Sterne, geologist and sculptor. The couple has three lovely daughters and a dear son-in-law. Rosanne was raised in Massachusetts and moved to Colorado in 1981.
Anita Winter has been interested in art since childhood. She was the student who embellished every paper. Growing up in Michigan and Mexico City enabled her to experience diverse cultures and environments. Consequently, she enjoys painting both landscapes and cityscapes. She is a long time resident of Colorado and avid hiker and backpacker.
Anita paints almost everyday, both outside on location (plein air) and in the studio. She paints in watercolor and more recently in oils, continually seeking to grow. She has studied with many talented artists such as Alvaro Castagnet, Kevin Weckback and Marc Hanson. She has also learned immeasurably from her local community of artists.
She paints to celebrate, explore and give thanks.Her goal is to capture a moment in time and hopes you enjoy sharing her vision.
For more information on Anita, go to her website: anitawinter.com