The Charleston Artist Guild Gallery announces Tracy Gansrow as the Featured Artist for the month of September. Her exhibit, Girls in White Dresses, a Celebration of the Innocence, Beauty, and Strength of Girls will be on display for the month of September
Tracy is intrigued by the play of light and shadow on landscapes and people. Tracy states, “I love to drive over the connectors to the beaches just before twilight so I can capture that moment when the sun casts unusual shadows and bursts of color. My daughter sometimes would dance on the beach and the movement merging with the fading sunlight was the inspiring moment for this show. Her passion, beauty and strength motivated me to create this series of paintings of young women in white dresses to accentuate the play of light and the innocent but powerful presence of girls.”
Tracy is from a military family and was born in Holland. Traveling mostly throughout the US, the family finally settled at USMA West Point when her father took a permanent position as a professor. The military world was very restrictive and orderly but all she saw the magnificence of the Hudson valley with it’s rolling hills and of course the Hudson River. She spent much of her teen years sketching down by the riverbank. Tracy’s art evolved as she grew as an artist in genre and style. For a period, she painted very loosely in an expressionistic style trying to capture movement. Tracy studied painting at State University of NY, New Paltz and earned B.S. in Art Education.
Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, Septmeber 1, 2017 at Charleston Artist Guild Gallery from 5-8 pm. The gallery, located at 160 East Bay Street, is open daily from 11-6pm. Sales made at the gallery support the nonprofit Guild’s community outreach work. Please contact the gallery at 843.722.2425 with any inquiries.