OFF THE BEATEN PATH

Janet Purcell

Writer / painter

Janet's professional life centers around art. She has painted in oils all her adult life. Her paintings are accepted in local and regional juried exhibitions and have been honored with awards. She has been honored to serve as a jurist for exhibitions and am in the process of curating an exhibit to open in July 2017 in the Art & Healing Gallery, Capital Health System-Hopewell.
In addition to her love of painting, she loves to write. Her writing, of course, centers on her love of art. She has been writing a weekly Fine Arts column for Times of Trenton (NJ) newspaper for 24 years and enjoy being such an active part of the Central New Jersey and Bucks County, Pennsylvania art communities.

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Lori Langsner

Painter

After a rewarding career in education, Lori has now moved her focus back to her art career. As she paints en plein air, she becomes one with nature and her surroundings. The gentle breeze, the quiet sounds, and the fresh air all create a wonderful sense of inner peace. With dancing brushstrokes across her canvas, she is able to express how she is feeling at this moment in time. When viewing her paintings, she hopes that gentle, calmness transcends.

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Joy Kreves

Mixed Media Artist 

JOY KREVES is a mixed media artist whose works explore the connections between language, psychology and landscape. She has been influenced by Dr. Glenn Albrecht's "New Language of the Earth" vocabulary, and by Sister Miriam MacGillis' focus on connections between the health of the earth and of human communities. "Questions For a Tree", her interactive community project, was exhibited at The Tulpehaking Nature Center Galleries in Hamilton, NJ, as part of the "ROOTED" exhibition.  That project spawned a performance salon of written works by various authors to be performed on Sunday, May 1st, 2016. Kreves has exhibited extensively at area galleries and museums and places like The D&R Greenway Land Trust in Princeton, NJ, .  She exhibits with the Animal Architects artist group started and curated by Donna Payton, and will have work in their upcoming exhibition at the Monmouth Museum, NJ.  Kreves works with bees that she has gilded, and moss which she has preserved and dyed.  In April 2015 she had a solo exhibition of those works at A Space On Main Gallery in Cranbury, NJ., and May through November 2015 she had a solo exhibition of installations at the Tulpehaking Nature Center Galleries in Trenton, NJ.  Recently she has been working on "Craving Nature: The Feast Project", and the installation related to that project was shown at the West Windsor Art Center in the spring of 2017.  Her art studio is in Ewing, NJ near the Delaware River. 

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