Artist Talk to close out Converge Gallery exhibitions

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February 18, 2013

The Converge Gallery will be closing out their exhibitions "In Story" and "Abstractions" with a special artist talk featuring artists Joanne Landis and Hanna Leah Gibbs. The artist talk will be held on Friday, February 22 from 7:00 - 9:00pm. Stop by to hear both artists talk about the stories, inspiration, and techniques used to make their masterpieces.

Joanne Landis works on large and small scale paintings, she works exclusively with the figure. She attempts to create an environment for each figure that matches its internal geography. Landis' primary interest is in that space between worlds; the internal and external, the physical and mystical. According to Landis, every element in her paintings speak of moments and events which saturates each canvas. Landis has an impressive exhibition record, spanning her twenty-year career as a painter.

Hanna Leah Gibbs' Norwegian background has been one of the most influential aspects to her work. She grew up in south-east Norway, and did a lot of traveling and hiking through the country and mountains. Her paintings are abstracted landscapes and what she likes to call lightscapes. There is a lot of darkness in the north and she is intrigued by the refraction of light and the effect that light and the lack of it has on people.

The final day for both exhibitions is Saturday, February 23. The gallery will be open from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm. "In Story" features larger than life canvases by Joanne Landis in the main gallery and in the upstairs gallery. "Abstractions," showcases new abstract work by artists Howard Tran, Hanna Leah Gibbs, and John Nicholson.

About Converge Gallery
Converge Gallery exhibits a variety of fine contemporary art (photography, paintings, mixed media, sculpture, installations and drawings) from the United States, Europe and Japan. The gallery represents the talents of many artists local and non-native, emerging and established. Based in historic downtown Williamsport, PA, Converge Gallery is located at 140 West Fourth Street. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Thursday 11am-7pm, Friday 11 am - 9pm, and Saturday 11am-7pm. For more information, please call: 570-435-7080, or visit: www.convergegallery.com or email: casey@convergegallery.com or john@convergegallery.com.

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