The Easton Arts Council will hold an opening reception for artist Harry L. Green at the Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Road, Easton, Conn. on Thursday, Aug. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Rain date is Aug. 20. His work will be on exhibit through August.

Green provided the following account of his artistic journey and his creative work:

Harry L. Green

With an undergraduate degree in management/finance and a master’s degree in business administration in finance and employed in the corporate world of banking, aircraft industry and telecommunications, I felt I still had a personal creative void in my being.  

In 1996, after dealing with a personal tragedy, I decided to focus my energy into an arena that would fill those voided attributes listing what would make me happy, specifically: creative, positive and growth.    Art filled the bill.  I started out with an adult education class in 1997 and in 2000 formed a group with 10 other artist which continues to the present.  

I became the director of a private location to hold classes. Over the last 20 years we have engaged instructors, professional commercial artists, free lance artists, art history university instructors and other graphic artists.  From my first brush stroke, I immediately felt gratification about my artistic depictions, with refocus and reinvention, I was encouraged by the feedback from others from my first canvas above patrons wanting to buy giclées, a process by which high-quality prints are produced using an ink-jet printer process.  

As a black artist, I try to capture what I call a classical depiction of the vision in the realm of what stands out in my mind and how I translate those visions to canvas.  A visual is implanted in my mind and my challenge is to determine how to translate that scenery, portraits, pose, animals to canvas and churn up a sentiment.  

A picture can formulate a theme, object or word. With each canvas, I try to depict and capture a certain serenity, attainment, cooperation, blissfulness and beauty of creation. Like one’s favorite comfort food, I try to provide a comfortable visual pleasantry with my personal artistic signature and classical depictions.  

I have been the featured artist on the Channel 12 “Our Lives” program and a solo artist and lecturer at Stratford Library and Harborview Market. I have  participated in numerous shows with the group in Bridgeport, Wilton and Easton and other one-man shows. Traditionally I provide collectors with my giclées.  My depictions of my work are printed on canvas. Naturally, I do commissioned work and provide the patron with the original.  

For additional information visit the Easton Library website,

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