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“A Duet Of Color” to open at Stover Mill Gallery


Cindy Ruenes and Kathie Jankauskas will show their artwork at the Stover Mill Gallery, 852 River Road, Erwinna from June 29 through July 28.

The exhibit is open from 1-5 p.m., June 29-30, July 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28, with an opening reception from 1-5 p.m. Saturday June 29. Admission is free.

The artists will embark on a visual journey through “A Duet of Color,” where they creatively blend a variety of the mediums of oil, cold wax and mixed media. Inspired by Bucks County, Maine, Italy and nature, their harmonious art captures the essence of landscapes, flowers, vegetables and animals.

The rich artistic culture that is prevalent in Bucks County, and in nearby Delaware River towns in New Jersey, has inspired Ruenes to paint the beauty that surrounds her. She had always been in awe of artistic ability, but did not begin to study as an artist until 2000.

Ruenes creates landscape, still life and abstract paintings in oil and occasionally oil and cold wax. She generally produces her paintings alla prima (wet into wet paintings produced in one sitting) and almost always from a still life setup or en plein air.

Trained as a nurse, she works part-time as a biometric screener/ health educator and as a vaccine nurse. She is also a singer-songwriter who performs with her brother, Steve Rocca, in the duet, Dark Hollow Road.

Jankauskas graduated from college with a degree in engineering, but her other studies were focused on the arts. Her first boss, Narendra Amin, was himself an accomplished artist who became a good friend, art mentor and inspiration.

Later, she studied graphic arts and web design at BCCC. She then created KjanStudio; providing small businesses in the greater Philadelphia area with websites, logos, and print design. Her latest artistic pursuit and passion is oil painting. She creates paintings of landscapes, still life, birds and animals in oils and mixed media.

Ruenes and Jankauskas are both members of The Painters’ Collective, eight artists who are friends and supportive colleagues. Their gallery is at Prallsville Mills in Stockton, N.J.

For information, call the gallery at 610-294-9420 or visit the artists online.

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