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babchakTrudy Babchak

girlspaint_smallBeing the daughter of two Holocaust survivors, Trudy Babchak has always been interested in exploring the conflicting emotions that accompany survival.  Being an impressionistic painter, the challenge of rendering joy, relief, fear, and guilt all at once has been both daunting and irresistible–a chance to contrast the innocence of life with the rigid terror of something like the Nazi regime.

coraldance_smallA recurrent theme in Trudy’s paintings has been girls dancing. The initial story behind this imagery was inspired by a photograph of girls in white dresses dancing on a mountaintop by a convent. These children were being hidden from Nazi persecution and playing joyfully.  Aesthetically, her palette and imagery are meant to capture the innocence and even joy of life, not the specific experience of those who were trapped during the Holocaust.  The outlines of clothing, gestures, and movements are meant to create a sense of general anonymity and lost identity.

Trudy’s goal is to render a mood to the viewer.  She uses bright colors and negative space to create images that dance, play, and hold hands through dreamscapes of warm orange, pastel pink, and other tones. There is no sense of a specific place or time, but every canvas is meant to impart a feeling of openness focusing on the figures.

gecko_smallPersonally, painting has brought the shadows of Trudy’s family back to her. The paintings are about survival, but beyond that, transformation.  She wants the viewer to see beyond the use of color and imagery to create his or her own stories, and not necessarily view Trudy’s historical inspiration as the best way to interpret her work.

greenpeople_smallTrudy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and completed the Post Baccalaureate Program at Maryland Institute, College of Art (MICA). In addition to having studied art, she also teaches oil painting at the Columbia Art Center in Columbia, Maryland.

3ladies_smallTrudy has exhibited her artwork in solo and group shows at local and Baltimore galleries. She has received critical acclaim and been featured in news articles in The Columbia Flyer, Baltimore Sun and Jewish Times. Her works hang in homes and offices throughout the United Stated and she happily accepts commissions.

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8090 Main Street

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MONDAY 11am–6pm
TUESDAY closed
WEDNESDAY 11am–6pm
THURSDAY 11am–6pm
FRIDAY 11am–7pm
SATURDAY 11am–7pm
SUNDAY 11am–6pm

Dear Friends, ART SOLD IN THE LAST SEVEN (7) DAYS!! at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in Old Ellicott City, MD. There are many more beautiful pieces of art to see, so come find a unique treasure from the original creations of our 47 Local Artists. And enjoy all the shops and restaurants in Old Ellicott City! We look forward to welcoming you. Much kindness, Robin Holliday

Robin Holliday
HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner / Curator
Robin.Holliday@horsespiritartsgallery.com
HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City MD 21043
Gallery: 410-461-3505
Open Monday 11AM-6PM, Tuesday CLOSED, Wednesday & Thursday 11AM-6PM, Friday & Saturday 11AM-7PM+, Sunday 11AM-6PM
Voted "Best Art Gallery" Howard County 2016

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Dear Friends, TOMORROW, SUNDAY, 8 APRIL, 1-4PM, 2018, Opening Reception for Local Artists Stephanie Boyer & her daughter Andrea Sauer: “Realism and Abstraction: Two Generations of Art” at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery. Come enjoy their artwork along with that of the Gallery’s 45 other Local Artists - in the company of friends and fellow Art lovers. Festive beverages and desserts served

About the Artists:
Stephanie Boyer, inspired by the beauty of nature and everyday objects, enjoys painting her favorite things - seashells, sparkling blue glass, flowers, fruit and ocean vistas. Her detailed oil paintings create a sense of drama by using strong sunlight, shadows, reflective surfaces and vibrant colors.

Andrea Sauer, Stephanie Boyer’s daughter, paints primarily in watercolors with bold compositions and colors that are lush and unexpected. Andrea enjoys painting flowers, still life, children, and landscapes. More recently Andrea has moved towards creating mixed media pieces using a wide variety of materials.

This Mother-Daughter Art Show Runs from 8-to-22 April, 2018. I look forward to seeing you soon! Abundant kindness, Robin Holliday

Robin Holliday
HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner / Curator
Robin.Holliday@HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City MD 21043
Gallery: 410-461-3505
Open Monday 11AM-6PM, Tuesday (CLOSED), Wednesday & Thursday 11AM-6PM, Friday & Saturday 11AM-7PM+, Sunday 11AM-6PM
Voted "Best Art Gallery" Howard County 2016
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Dear Friends, MORE NEW Art! at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in Old Ellicott City, MD. Come find a unique treasure from the original creations of our 47 Local Artists. And enjoy all the shops and restaurants in Old Ellicott City! We look forward to welcoming you. Much kindness, Robin Holliday

Robin Holliday
HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner / Curator
Robin.Holliday@horsespiritartsgallery.com
HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City MD 21043
Gallery: 410-461-3505
Open Monday 11AM-6PM, Tuesday CLOSED, Wednesday & Thursday 11AM-6PM, Friday & Saturday 11AM-7PM+, Sunday 11AM-6PM
Voted "Best Art Gallery" Howard County 2016

#hocoarts #hoco #ECStrong #EllicottCity #HoCo #ArtGallery #HoCoArts #OEC #VisitOEC #oldellicottcity #handmadewithlove #handmade #historicellicottcity #mainstreet #mainstreetellicottcity #ellicottcityart #marylandart #marylandartists #maryland #localart #localartists #shopsmall #shoplocal #shopsmallbusiness #painting #ceramics #sculpture #fusedglass #horsespiritartgallery #fineart #ellicottcityart #local
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