Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St., will host an artist’s talk with John Winship to discuss the work in his current solo show at the gallery Saturday, Aug. 27, at 10 a.m. the artist will answer questions after the talk, which should last approximately 30 minutes.

Winship’s paintings are based on old snapshots and have been described as evocative, nostalgic, enigmatic, historical and emotional. “I’m trying to capture the deeper psychological currents behind the innocent surface images of the photographs,” he said of this work, which breaks down the specificity of the photograph’s subject matter to allow viewers to project more freely into the painting.

Winship taught painting at Gettyburg College for more than 25 years; and he has had more than 30 solo shows in New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and at galleries and museums throughout the northeast. His paintings have been featured and reviewed in such national publications as Art in America, New York Review of Art, Artnews, "The Artist's Magazine, Harper's; and on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered.” His paintings also have been featured on numerous book covers.

Winship’s solo show runs through Monday, Aug. 29. Carver Hill Gallery hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  For more information, visit

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