Reception Nov. 8 for Winstead, Vollers

Gibbs Library opens two-artist exhibit

Nov 01, 2013
“Sunflowers” are among the varied subjects of Rockland artist Linda (Overlock) Stone Winstead, whose paintings will be featured for two months at Gibbs Library in Washington.

Washington — The Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road in the village, will feature the work of Linda (Overlock) Stone Winstead and Geoffrey Vollers Thursday, Nov. 7, through Jan. 7. There will be an artists’ reception Friday, Nov. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m., during which the band Rusty Hinges will play.

Acrylics by Winstead

Winstead, who was born in Rockland and grew up in Warren, has had no formal training in art and only began painting in 2006, starting with her furniture. A friend who came to visit while Winstead was painting her dining room table said her work was beautiful and did she ever paint on canvas. Winstead said she replied, "No, I never thought of that. It would be a lot easier to hang." She bought some canvas and has been painting ever since.

Winstead works in acrylics and her paintings are varied, ranging from landscapes, still life and flowers to 1930s-era barroom scenes.

“I just see something I like and paint it,” she said.

Winstead opened her studio this July in her home at 64 Old County Road in Rockland and recently was commissioned by the Estate of Maurice Sendak (author and illustrator of “Where the Wild Things Are”) to do a painting of the barn on his farm in Cambridge, N.Y. She currently shows in an art gallery in Salem, N.Y.

Castles in the case

Vollers will be exhibiting miniature castles in the library’s display case. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, but architecture has been his primary inspiration for much of his work. Vollers has created works in miniature for many years, using card stock and painted paper. Along with his own creations, he has made scale models for the Farnsworth Art Museum, Jamie Wyeth, Robert Indiana and Charles Cawley, among others.

In 1994, Vollers had an exhibition of miniature castles at Tiffany’s in New York City. Currently, he is working with recycled materials and scrap wood to create architectural sculptural furniture. His studio/gallery is located at Sharp’s Point South, 75 Mechanic St., Rockland.

The Gibbs Library is open Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 4 to 7 p.m.; Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 845-2663.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

Miniature castles created by Geoffrey Vollers from card stock and paper will be featured in the library’s display cases.
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