The Quickening Image

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Ephraim is delighted to announce that he and his friend and colleague David Dodge Lewis will be the subject of a two-person museum exhibition of their large-scale wax resist drawings. “The Quickening Image” opens at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Maryland Saturday, January 24, 2015 and runs through April 12, 2015.

There will be a reception with a wine and cheese opening and artists’ talks on Friday, February 13, 2015 from 5:00-7:00PM. Please RSVP to attend.

In addition, David and Ephraim will conduct a Master Class in Wax Resist Drawing on Saturday, March 21 from 9:00AM- 4:00PM. Please visit the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts site or call 301-739-5727 for details.

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“Life is a House” reviewed by American Art Collector magazine

Ephraim’s upcoming exhibition at New York’s George Billis Gallery has been reviewed by American Art Collector magazine. Click below to read it:

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“Life is a House” opens September 2, 2014 and runs through the 27th. The opening reception will be held at the gallery on Thursday, September 4, from 6–8p.m. The George Billis Gallery is located at 525 West 26th Street, Ground Floor, between 10th and 11th Avenues.

Exhibition | “The Sentient Object” at The Stone Tower Gallery

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“The Sentient Object”, an exhibition of still life paintings, will run from September 19 – October 19, 2014 at The Stone Tower Gallery in Glen Echo, Maryland. The exhibition will include a number of paintings from “The Great War and Me”, a series devoted to Ephraim’s grandfather’s experiences in WWI.

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The Stone Tower Gallery in Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD, 20812
Artist’s Talk and Reception @ Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery, Friday, October 17.

The exhibition is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for the artist’s talk and reception. For information, please visit the Yellow Barn Studio website.

Exhibition | “Life is a House” at George Billis Gallery in September

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Ephraim will showcase his latest paintings at the George Billis
Gallery
, 525 West 26th Street, Ground Floor, between 10th and 11th Avenues,
from September 2–27, 2014. The opening reception will be held at the
gallery on Thursday, September 4, from 6–8p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday–
Saturday, 10a.m.–6p.m. This will be Ephraim’s 11th solo exhibition in New York, and his third at George Billis Gallery.

Woodley - Interior sunlight II This most recent painting series entitled “Life is a House,” focuses on a particular place, Woodley, Ephraim’s 18th cent. Maryland home; “a place that is peaceful, calm, centered—life enhancing.” Its beautiful light and spaces invite the viewer to enter and walk around, becoming riveted by the fleeting, transient light. Exterior views play an important part in his compositions as well, which adds to the personification of Woodley. On the other end of the spectrum, Woodley is compared to a set of abandoned row houses from Richmond, Virginia, where the artist lived in the 1990’s. These houses are as deathly as Woodley is alive. Ephraim states, “I have frequently thought of the relationship between houses, people and families.” In this beautiful series, Ephraim invites us to explore the notion of houses as fertile metaphors for human qualities.

Teaching | Plein-Air painting in Central Park

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Ephraim will be holding two Plein-Air Landscape Oil Painting Workshops in Central Park, New York City. These workshops will provide training in direct plein-air landscape painting utilizing various areas in beautiful Central Park as a location. The workshop will be open to both beginning students who have never worked outside before, and also to more advanced students who wish to refine their plein-air handling. The course will address such issues as the difference between direct and indirect approaches to oil painting in the landscape; topographical versus atmospheric emphasis; and the notion of space composition. The class will offer practice in handling changing light and weather conditions, as well. You must have a folding French easel, or something similar.

Each workshop runs for a week from 9:00AM- 12:30PM. The first session is from July 7-11, 2014, and the second is from August 11-15, 2014. Either session can be taken separately. There is a small discount for enrolling in both. For details, visit the Art Students League’s website.