Tonight: Opening Reception for Peter Schachter's Solo Show, "3rd Stone" at Molten Java, Bethel, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
When the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut chooses to make Art Accessible, it does so in a big way. Throughout the year visitors to and residents in our area can view a variety of quality artworks at five locations: Danbury City Hall, CityCenter Danbury, Danbury Museum & Historical Society, ESCAPE to the Arts on Danbury's Main Street, and The Upstairs Gallery at Molten Java, Bethel. Twenty-two exhibits are scheduled through the end of the year. Danbury Artist Peter Schachter's solo show, "3rd Stone," on display at The Upstairs Gallery at Molten Java (213 Greenwood Avenue) through March 14th, represents a highlight of the array of Accessible Art that the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut has selected for its 2013 series.
Trained to draw and paint from life, Peter Schachter's digital art, first drawing by fingertip on an iPhone, then later unitizing a stylus on an iPad, is deeply influenced by a long tradition of realism and aims to capture the fleeting moment but becomes tangible through Schachter's study of patterns, light, shade, and color.
Schachter’s award winning works have been in exhibitions at the Pacific Art League, the Edward Hopper House Art Center, the Light, Space & Time Gallery, Art Quench Gallery, Infinity Art Gallery and in Artists’ Portfolio magazine. Schachter’s work has been cited by noted artist Jim Caldwell as “a fine example of the new world of digital art…with a rich palette of colors, dramatic contrasts, pleasing compositions and wonderful textures.”