Friday, February 18, 2011

Heidi Fair '93

The Silo Gallery at Hunt Hill Farm in New Milford has a show, featuring works by Christine Cahalane, Eileen Cooper, Ph. D., Heidi Fair, Sylvia Hierro, Annette Marcus, Paula Marian, Kristi Soucie and Kim Tester, opens with a reception Feb. 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. The exhibitions close March 13 with a gallery talk at 2 p.m. with the “New Milford VIII” artists and some of their students sharing insights into their artwork and their inspirations. It will be followed by a question-and-answer period.

From an article in Houstonic Times, "Heidi Fair, who teaches art at John Pettibone School, helps students develop their creativity as painters.

“I teach everything, from how to use scissors to exploring painting and clay—anything they can get their hands on,” Ms. Fair said. “I feel like I have the greatest job in the world, because I get to go to school and play every day. And it’s always awesome to see how creative the kids can be. They don’t have that self-imposed censorship we develop as we get older, so they aren’t afraid to follow their creativity wherever it may lead. It’s refreshing in an age when everything in the media is slick and perfect.”

That lack of censorship, she said, is also inspiring for her own work.

“I draw and paint, but seeing how they follow their hearts in their work is refreshing,” she said. “They are always inspiring.”"

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