Artists provide insights and more at GLT Art Talk

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By Trish Percival
“This is so exciting, I just want to soak this all in,” said Steve Linde, an accomplished artist and high school art teacher. “I’m used to talking to teenagers. You all are still listening!”
In fact, about 45 people (admittedly all adults) were hanging on Linde’s every word. They had come together to hear Linde and other artists discuss their techniques, their artistic processes and their inspirations at the Granby Land Trust’s Art Talk. It was held as part of the GLT Art Show: Celebrating New England’s Natural Beauty that is on display through Nov. 29 at the gallery at Lost Acres Vineyard in North Granby.


Steve Linde, winner of the Helen and Al Wilke Award for his pastel, Luminous Landscape, discusses his personal style and artistic process at the first annual Art Talk, hosted by the Granby Land Trust.

New this year, the Art Talk is designed to give people a chance to appreciate the artists and artworks in the show at a deeper level. Five artists gave short presentations about their work: Linde discussed his work with pastels; Nina Ritson discussed her etching technique; Bob Noreika talked about his acrylic painting style; Laura Eden described her unique method of working with egg tempera; and Bill Simpson discussed the process of applying oil to canvas.
Everyone agreed the evening was educational and inspiring and that it should be repeated next year.

The GLT thanks Bill Simpson, Laura Eden and Laurie Schock for organizing the event; as well as Michelle Niedermeyer and Kevin Riggott for hosting it at their beautiful vineyard.


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