Saturday April 20, 2013

MANCHESTER -- There are a few major changes between Painter Gabi Moore’s first Equinox Village exhibit in October 2012 and the one starting today. Moore is still most interested in people, but the works are smaller than the works she showed in the fall. And, for this show, each of the subjects are lit with artificial light.

Equinox Village and The Greater Manchester Arts Council are proud to present Moments in Light, an exhibit by painter Gabi Moore. The exhibit opened on Thursday The public is invited to attend.

"The use of the small canvas creates an intimacy between the viewer and the telling gestures of the people who inhabit our contemporary spaces, whose mood is created by artificial light, with an intimacy that is oddly distant," Moore explained.

Moore is also interested in the quiet moments between actions.

"As one peers at these paintings of people moving through and interacting with each other in such mundane spaces such as gas stations, delis, sidewalks, and parking lots one has the feeling of seeing into some deeper realm, seeing what is hidden in plain sight," Moore said. "The nature of the relationship between our kinetic environment and the tranquility of our inner lives is, in turns, unsettling and mysterious."

Moore took classes at the Art Students League of New York and earned a degree from the Graduate School of Figurative Art at the New York Academy of Art. After finishing a graduate degree, she attended Fordham University as an undergraduate. Moore taught at Fordham and curated shows there for eleven years. She works and teaches from her home studio in Cambridge, N. Y. Join Moore and the community’s art enthusiasts for the opening of this exciting exhibit at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 at Equinox Village. The opening is free and open to the public. The exhibit will remain on display until Monday, May 13.

Equinox Village is a vibrant independent living community situated on eleven pristine acres in the heart of the Green Mountains’ rich cultural and recreational opportunities. Residents enjoy private, spacious apartments with exquisite views and fine dining in the community’s full-service white-tablecloth restaurant. Well-appointed common areas provide ideal places to meet family and friends and to participate in cultural events, health and wellness programs, and educational opportunities. Equinox Village was founded in 2006 by brothers Jim Russell and John Russell. They lead a team of caring professionals to offer the premier independent living experience in the region. The Greater Manchester Arts Council, Inc. , a regional arts organization, is committed to engaging community in creative partnerships that enhance life-style and long-term economic stability. Their aim is to provide abundant opportunities for the community artists, writers, performers, educators, residents and visitors to become involved with the arts. They sponsor and promote the Southern Vermont Arts Trail, the Manchester and the Mountains Poets and Writers Weekend, and many partnerships throughout the region.