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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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Come Visit us!! Much kindness, Robin Holliday

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8090 Main Street, Ellicott City MD 21043
Gallery: 410-461-3505
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Newer Art at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery:
• Paintings: Brenda Kidera, Nancy Lee Davis, April Rimpo, Stephanie Boyer, Loreen Western, Molly Sims, Deborah Maklowski & Kay Sandler
• Sculptures: Dave Hardell & Bill Knapp
• FiFiber Art: Eileen Williams & Joyce Ritter
• Photography: Linda Schisler & Chuck Aaron
• Woodturning: Allen Alexopulos
• Fused Glass: Chris Guercio & Sarah Pick
• Jewelry: Nancy Ennis
• Ceramics: Bonnie Zuckerman

Come Visit us!! You will be welcomed with beverages, cupcakes and a hug (if you would like one). Much kindness, 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 Daily 11AM - 6PM+ (Closed Tuesday) Open Friday & Saturday until 8:00 pm
Voted "Best Art Gallery" Howard County 2016

#ECStrong, #EllicottCity, #HoCo, #ArtGallery, #HoCoArts
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THIS SUNDAY! October 1st, 1-4PM, Opening Reception for Local Artists Chuck Aaron & Bonnie Zuckerman’s Art Show “Fall for Art” at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery.

Chuck Aaron photographs the beauty of nature, landscapes, and urban scenery, as well as turns wood. Bonnie Zuckerman creates stunning hand-painted ceramic art with unique designs.

Come enjoy their beautiful artwork in the company of friends, with festive beverages and non-nutritional food groups! Also enjoy the original creations of 45 other local artists! Abundant kindness, Robin Holliday

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner/Curator
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043
www.HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
Robin.Holliday@HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
410-461-3505
Open Wednesday-Monday, 11:00 am – 6:00pm, Weekend Open until 8:00 pm (Closed Tuesday)
Voted 'Best Art Gallery" in Howard County 2016
#ECStrong, #EllicottCity, #HoCo, #ArtGallery, #HoCoArts
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SNEAK PEAK!! Artwork for this Weekend’s Opening Reception – Sunday 1 Oct, 1-4PM at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery!

Dear Friends, attached are 24 photos of the original artwork from local Artists Chuck Aaron and Bonnie Zuckerman for their Art Show “Fall for Art”, October 1st-21st, 2017 at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery. Chuck Aaron photographs the beauty of nature, landscapes, and urban scenery, as well as turns wood. Bonnie Zuckerman creates stunning hand-painted ceramic art with unique designs.

Opening Reception: Sunday, October 1st, 1-4PM. Come enjoy their beautiful artwork in the company of friends, with festive beverages and non-nutritional food groups!

Please come join us for this wonderful art show, as well as see the original creations of 45 other local artists! Abundant kindness, Robin Holliday

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner/Curator
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043
www.HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
Robin.Holliday@HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
410-461-3505
Open Wednesday-Monday, 11:00 am – 6:00pm, Weekend Open until 8:00 pm (Closed Tuesday)
Voted 'Best Art Gallery" in Howard County 2016
#ECStrong, #EllicottCity, #HoCo, #ArtGallery, #HoCoArts
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Dear Friends, I am thrilled to present Local Artists Chuck Aaron and Bonnie Zuckerman’s Art Show “Fall for Art”, October 1st-21st, 2017 at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery. Chuck Aaron photographs the beauty of nature, landscapes, and urban scenery, as well as turns wood. Bonnie Zuckerman creates stunning hand-painted ceramic art with unique designs.

Opening Reception: Sunday, October 1st, 1-4PM. Come enjoy their beautiful artwork in the company of friends, with festive beverages and non-nutritional food groups!

About the Artists:
Chuck Aaron: His art allows him to create physical objects that express the beauty he perceives in the world around him. His photographs capture visual moments—a bird in flight, fall colors, a child’s joyful exuberance, a rusted street lamp. His woodturning engenders objects that emphasize the beauty of color and wood grain in a way that is both visual and tactile.

Bonnie Zuckerman: She creates highly detailed, one of a kind, hand-painted ceramics. She uses a wax resist technique to create a stained glass effect on her pieces. Each piece of art tells a whimsical story and incorporates imagery from her personal visual lexicon. Favorite subjects include birds and other animals, flowers, and fairy tale landscapes.
In closing: Please come join us for this wonderful art show, as well as see the original creations of 45 other local artists! Abundant kindness, Robin Holliday

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner/Curator
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043
www.HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
Robin.Holliday@HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
410-461-3505
Open Wednesday-Monday, 11:00 am – 6:00pm, Weekend Open until 8:00 pm (Closed Tuesday)
Voted 'Best Art Gallery" in Howard County 2016
#ECStrong, #EllicottCity, #HoCo, #ArtGallery, #HoCoArts
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