Known to many in Easton, the Savard family are two generations of artists whose work is on display throughout the month at the Easton Library. The theme of the show is “Creativity Runs Deep.”
There will be a reception from noon to 3 p.m. in the library conference on Saturday, March 12. An artists’ talk will follow in the community room. The show is currently on view and will remain until March 30.
A Connecticut artist living in Easton, Tom studied Graphic Art and Photography specializing in alternative photographic processes and hand-coloring while receiving his MBA from the University of Connecticut. Always pushing the limits of the process and exploring new technologies, Tom has made the transition from film to digital, but maintains the philosophy that it is “still in the Image”, in other words you must start with a powerful subject. He has participated in many juried Art Shows and is the recipient of numerous Photography and Art related awards.
Sister Judith Savard
A Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary for 45 years, Judith passed away in 2004. Head of the Art Department and Professor of Art and Art History at Marymount Manhattan College, Judith was an accomplished artist in her own right. She was always fascinated by the state-of-the-art technologies available at the time and was a pioneer in that field. Additionally, Judith was active in the Berrigan anti-war efforts of the 60’s. She was a founding member of Full Circle with Msgr. Robert Fox, working to share equity in arts. A scholarship fund remains in her name to enable Marymount students the opportunity to study abroad and experience, firsthand, art throughout the world.
A Connecticut artist residing in Fairfield, Savard is an accomplished and well-respected professional who works in watercolors, oils and printmaking. She has been an exhibiting Artist Guild Member of Silvermine Arts Center for the past twenty years and currently provides curriculum enriched arts opportunities to students in underserved communities through her position as Outreach Coordinator at Silvermine.
A resident of Easton for over sixty years, Harold was father to Tom, John and Missy and brother of Judith. A lifelong artist with exceptional drawing skills which translated to thoughtful paintings and sculptures, Harold passed away this past summer after a long and creative life. Harold’s large scale steel sculptures received highest acclaim and his sculpture “Chanson” was exhibited at the Silvermine Guild of Artists – Art of the Northeast.
Fr. John Savard, S.J.
Fr. John Savard, S.J., is a Jesuit priest at Loyola University Maryland teaching in the School of Education. He is a 1978 graduate of Fairfield University and entered the Jesuits in 1979 in Boston, Mass. It was there that his art studies began with studio art classes at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. His art studies continued while studying at Loyola University Chicago (1981-83) and culminated with an M.A. in Art Education from Teacher’s College, Columbia University (1985). While mostly working in watercolors of urban architectural scenes, Savard explored oil paints as depicted in the large interior landscape on display in this show.
Sculpture by Harold Savard courtesy of Tom Savard