The Norton Center not only showcases the best on-stage talent from around the globe each season, our grand foyer exhibition space houses work from incredible visual artists as well.
Recently, seven new pieces by six different artists were donated to the Center and range in medium from still life to sculpture. These works were generously donated by Marilynn Karp, Ethan Karp, Jesse Karp and Amie Karp and were on display at the O.K. Harris Gallery in New York City before arriving at the Norton Center. exhibition space houses work from incredible visual artists as well.
You can read about the artists who created each piece below. And the next time you’re here for a performance, check out these new works or come over to the Norton Center during normal business hours and enjoy an independent gallery experience at your leisure!
Bob has been painting most of his life, and received classical art training at the York Academy of Arts in Pennsylvania. Now a resident of Texas, his paintings reflect the brilliance of the colors found in the clear, bright light of the southwest.
Stele CIII, 1992
Clyde Lynds is an innovative artist of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Born in Jersey City in 1936, Lynds is a native New Jersey sculptor. He is best known for his technique of mixing concrete sculptural forms with fiber optics, as well as his unique approach to incorporating history, astronomy and science. Lynds began using this style in the late 1970s when his interests were sparked by the reflective qualities of lights when using fiber optics.
Salt Shaker on Pink Counter, 1988
Ralph Goings is a realist painter who has exhibited in this country, Europe and Japan and is represented in museums and private collections here and abroad. Born in California on May 9th 1928, he is recognized as one of the original members of the Hyper-Realist or Photo-Realist group of the late 1960′s. ‘Salt Shaker on Pink Counter’ is a perfect example of how he has drawn our attention to the ordinary everyday experience of American life, showing that there is beauty in the mundane.
Jack Radetsky was born in 1948 in Brooklyn, New York. Educated at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he received numerous grants and fellowships including the Yale Fellowship in 1974 and 1975. In October 1978 he participated in the CAPS (Creative Artist Public Service Program) Exhibition. Radetsky is recognized as a forerunner of the new romantic realist movement. Radetsky emphasizes painterly techniques with magic and illusionary clarity. His windows are simultaneously interior and exterior and have a breathtakingly exquisite luminosity.
James Del Grosso
North Haven Pear, 2002
Born in the Bronx on April 5, 1941, DelGrosso had been painting since the age of 9. Unlike other elementary school boys, he’d come home and paint in the afternoons in his bedroom. DelGrosso attended Cooper Union in Manhattan, where he painted in the Abstract Expressionist style that was, he’d said in several interviews, the only way New York painters were working during that time. James Del Grosso is known for his photorealistic renderings of ordinary things. The objects that are his subjects, whether they are a species of fruit of some unremarkable product of human manufacturing, are dramatically lit and made into the sole focus of each work.
Reflected Elephany Easr, 2002
Wild Day Lillies, 2000
Born April 1st 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, Nichols attended School of the Art Institute of Chicago and then went on to study at Slade School of Art, University College, London, England as a Fulbright Scholar. In William Nichols’ large-scale paintings, the viewer is immersed within a lushly blooming garden or a densely wooded forest. It is a contemporary look at landscape generated out of American traditions of realism. Nichols’ overlaying of transparent glazes creates a rich tapestry of sensuous color and texture.