Drawings by Cindi O'Mara
September 20-November 14
Included with Admission
Spring is filled with new beginnings marked by small, growing infusions of color. Buds begin to fully bloom with the warming into summer months. The golden palette of Mums celebrates autumn leading us to the grey tones of winter.
This exhibition is a selection of drawings created by Cindi O’Mara. The larger scale and magnified focus of the subjects creates an intimacy with the viewer, encouraging one to enjoy each flower with a slow, careful eye rather than with glance.
About the Artist:
Cindi O’Mara is a native of Upstate New York, where the love of natural forms integrated into her work. Cindi began her studies at Sage College (Junior College of Albany) and continued at Nazareth College of Rochester. For several years, she has lived and worked in Western New York.
As an Exhibiting member of the Buffalo Society of Artists, Cindi is currently serving on the Board of Directors. Her work has been exhibited in several BSA Exhibitions and has assisted in organizing exhibitions for not only the Buffalo Society of Artists but several other arts organizations and galleries. Her work has been spotlighted in one-person exhibitions: Passages and Pathways, 2010; Revealing Intimacies, 2017, Ground Level, 2015, Nature’s Microcosms at the Kenan House Gallery, 2018, and Nature Unveiled at MusicalFare Theatre, Daemen College, 2020
Cindi works in acrylics, graphite and color pencils, exploring details of organic forms.
Follow Cindi on Instagram! @cindiomara
Message from the Artist
"I create works that speak to a richer meaning found within our selves. Everyday life is filled with an abundance of “distractions”. The precious connections between ourselves and nature are often pushed aside and forgotten. Interpretations of nature range from symbolism and metaphors to lovely interpretations creating a variety of responses from our inner self.
Flowers, leaves, grasses, and other natural forms have a presence. The experience of observing them closely reminds us of the cycles of life. Observational studies reveal these details - the lines, shapes, colors, and textures, rhythm and movement promotes the energy of the living organism and the forms of the organic structures as we witness the interconnection between humanity and nature, reminding us that we share our journey with these forms.
My observational studies lead to completed works that tell the story of the interconnection of humanity and nature. These works encourage a viewer to look closer and actively be part of the natural elements that surrounds us. Respectfully experience all that is encountered and take joy in all that is so fragile."
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Masks -Updated February 28, 2022: Masks are not required but are strongly recommended for all visitors, staff, and volunteers.