ARLINGTON >> A Williamstown, Mass. artist, Robert Lafond, who is well known to New England art lovers, will be showing oil and pastel landscapes at The Canfield Gallery in the Martha Canfield Library in Arlington from February 4 through March 1. There will be a meet-the-artist reception in the gallery on Feb. 6 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
A skilled and prolific painter, Robert's work is routinely juried into and earned awards from Southern Vermont Arts Center, and galleries in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Robert has an impressive art background, having studied at the Boston Museum School and graduated (with highest honors) with a degree in Art History from Princeton University, where he was mentored by painter Esteban Vicente. He then worked at the Princeton University Art Museum for almost 20 years.
Currently Robert focuses his outdoor and studio work on the landscapes and cityscapes of the places he knows and loves: the Berkshires, Brooklyn and the Maine coast. Seeing his work at this exhibition will give you the visual pleasure of observing the artist's reactions to the physical world that has influenced and shaped his life. Some of it may even intersect or resonate with your own "life-shaping places."
Go to www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org for more information on the Canfield Gallery Series.