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May 26, 2016
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Word of the day: ephemeral

Mother and daughter floral designers Kathy, left, and Olivia Grady were inspired by the colors of Elise Freda’s “Magenta Morning” at the ephemeral “Art in Bloom” exhibit at the DVAA.

While the flowers may be gone, the other two exhibits—Richard Gubernick’s “Amusing the Muse” and “Spatial Pathways,” featuring the works of Joyce Pommer and Edward Evans—are certainly well worth a visit, and I had the opportunity to chat briefly with Pommer, who told me that her goal is to have “the viewer’s eye move with the piece” and that “the white space is as essential to the overall experience as the space occupied by color and design.” The artist’s statement gave further elucidation, stating that “I do not start with a preconceived idea or plan. The space comes alive through the colors, shapes and layers that work their way into, around and through the space.” By showcasing Pommer’s work, paired with Evans’, gallery director Rocky Pinciotti once again shows a discerning eye, and although ephemeral in nature, these artworks will be around for a while. So make hay while the sun shines, go to the DVAA, and see for yourself.