House and Garden Art Exhibit Opens Sunday
A wine and cheese reception will be held at Pennswood Art Gallery for the opening of the exhibit by husband and wife artists Michael and Nina Wommack.
An exhibit by husband and wife artists Michael and Nina Wommack will open Sunday at the Pennswood Art Gallery with a wine and cheese reception from 3 to 5 p.m. The artists will also present an illustrated talk at 2 p.m. before the opening of the “House and Garden” exhibit.
The Pennswood Art Gallery is located in Pennswood Village, a continuing Care Retirement Community, at 1382 Newtown-Langhorne Road. The artists’ talk and opening reception are free and open to the public. The show is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Michael Wommack, who provides the “House” part of the show with his large vivid, pastels depicting ethereal impressions of his youth in Levittown, is a graduate of George School and received his BFA from the Tyler School of Art.
“He embarked on his current series of paintings about five years ago after dreaming repeatedly about his childhood experiences of growing up in that post-war phenomena—the sameness of the houses, the undulating hills covered with 17,000 similarly colored dwellings creating uninterrupted patterns as far as the eye could see,” a press release from Pennswood Village said.
His work has won numerous awards and is exhibited and collected extensively across the country, including galleries in New York, Atlanta and Nashville, the press release said.
Nina Wommack, providing the “Garden” part of exhibit, trained as a botanist and pharmaceutical scientist and focused earlier in her life on horticulture, expressing herself through designing and installing gardens, including propagating thousands of perennials and woody plants. But for the past nine years she has concentrated on creating ceramics, tiles and mosaics to express her love of the natural beauty of insects, plants and birds, the press release said.
She says her work is “an investigation of the order and rhythm of nature through clay. The form, color and patterns of insects and vegetation have (always) fascinated me,” the press release said.
The Pennswood Art Gallery is a contemporary art gallery that has been exhibiting artists for more than 28 years, including such famous names as Tony Leith-Ross, Daniel Garber, and more recently Daniel Anthonisen, Earl B. Lewis, Gail Bracegirdle and Rachel Constantine.