First Posted: 2/24/2014
The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University will host landscape and figure paintings by Thomas Dougherty, of Dllas, in a new exhibit that will be on display March 15 through April 15. Watercolors by John Clark, of Nanticoke. will be on display in the adjacent MacDonald Gallery. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on March 15.
Dougherty was born in Avoca and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in painting in 1977 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa. To pursue his interest in painting, he studied for two additional years at the Gloucester Academy of Fine Art, Gloucester, Mass. He subsequently returned to northeastern Pennsylvania and currently resides in Dallas.
Painting almost exclusively in oil, Dougherty’s paintings are landscapes and figurative work done in an Impressionistic style. Many of his paintings stem from material he gathered while traveling abroad and across the United States. His work shows a sensitivity to light and the subtle nuances of color, which occur when the effects of light are observed.
His work has been on display at exhibits from Maine to Florida, including numerous individual and group exhibitions at Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, and in group exhibitions at the William Ris Gallery, Stone Harbor, N.J., and The Morgan Gallery of Fine Arts, Blakeslee
Clark is a self-taught watercolor artist who paints in a realistic style. Having previously exhibited at the MacDonald Gallery at Misericordia University, his work has also been displayed at numerous individual exhibitions throughout the region including at the Tudor Bookstore, Kingston; Gallery at Something Special, Kingston; Gallery at Barnes and Noble, Wilkes-Barre Twp..; Summit Bank, West Pittston; and Pierce Street Gallery, Kingston.
The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery and McDonald Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 570-674-6250.