Local artists exhibit works at Hauser-Ross Eye Institute

By on February 26, 2010

Sycamore—Hauser-Ross Eye Institute will host a reception for three local artists, Dave Zoberis, Steve Tritt and Michelle Bringas, at 2240 Gateway Drive, Sycamore, on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Each artist has a unique interpretation that highlights the beauty of local surroundings. The public is invited to view the new installation and meet the artists during the reception. Light refreshments will be provided.

The subject matter of Zoberis’ watercolors include the common scenes you may pass by every day as you go to work, school or take care of errands. He translates these images in watercolors that have a deeper meaning of life and existence. He refers to his style as “representative impressionism.” Dave said he feels it is important to preserve the meaning of our “everyday.”

The local landscape also inspires Tritt. He builds his work with layers of paint to create abstract works of art that are inspired by rural landscapes. Each painting is built up by the materials he chooses, which add to the depth and texture of he finished image.

“In my paintings, I try to put an acre of paint on a small surface. With each composition I create areas of color and texture using the Illinois landscape as my model,” Tritt said.

His current installation at Hauser-Ross is a reflection of winter and solitude with glimpses of color reflected from the sky.

Bringas’ vision is expressed from behind the lens of her camera. This is a medium she enjoys because it gives her the opportunity to capture local vignettes she discovers on her travels each day.

“Photography causes me to be regularly in touch with the beauty that lies in everyday encounters,” she said.

She will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of her pieces sold at Hauser-Ross to the Brandon T. Bringas memorial fund.

The exhibit will be open at Hauser-Ross Eye Institute from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and will run until May 25. For more information, contact Jennifer Bennett at jbennett@hauserross.com.