The Suffield Arts Council will showcase an exhibit of watercolor paintings by artist Joe Burger, a retired engineering manager, formerly of Hamilton Standard and Combustion Engineering. A Broad Brook resident, he began formal pursuit of an early interest in sketching and drawing with adult education, later with private lessons and workshops, in both watercolor and pastel mediums, with several of the best local artists in the area.
He has since garnered much recognition, winning awards in several local shows, and is an active member of several local art groups, including the Tobacco Valley Artists Association, and Artists At The Crossroads.
He conducts workshops in Perspective, Reflections, Shadows and Values to help other artists on the road to better paintings. Recently he served as an instructor for “Painting in Watercolor” at Arts Center East, in Vernon.
Joe’s work may be found in collections throughout our area and may be found on his website and on Fine Art America. He enjoys the challenge of commissioned work, anything from fighter jets to puppy portraits and anything in between.
This exhibit will be on display From February 1 through February 28, in the Pinney Gallery, during library hours. A “Meet the Artist” reception will be held on Thursday, February 10, from 5 – 7 PM. COVID-19 regulations will apply.
This exhibit is made possible through the joint efforts of the Suffield Arts Council, the artist and the Kent Memorial Library staff.