“Off Track Art” - www.offtrackart.com - is an artists’ co-op and gallery located in the historic Liberty Building at 11 Liberty Street – at the corner of West Main St and MD 27-Liberty St - in historic downtown Westminster, Carroll County Maryland.
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Sherrill Cooper is the featured artist at Off Track Art for May and June 2014 http://tinyurl.com/otuwfez
Sherrill Cooper is the featured artist at Off Track Art for
May and June 2014
Off Track Art, an artists’ cooperative in downtown
Westminster, will host an opening reception for Sherrill Cooper on Friday, May
2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ms. Cooper is the featured artist at Off Track Art
for May and June 2014.
Sherrill has an extensive body of work that reflect her love
of the figure.
"I love people watching,” says Ms. Cooper. “The way they sit, stand, their overall
posture and attitude fascinates me. I am drawn to the figure absorbed in
contemplation—capturing their inner sense of isolation. I seek to communicate
their emotions at that particular time. I want the viewer to feel what the subject
According to her artist’s statement and brief biographical
sketch, “Sherrill Cooper's studio feels
like a tree house. It overlooks a lush, dense oak forest in Finksburg, MD.
In this setting
Sherrill has found a way to merge her two passions: illustration and painting
She has enjoyed a successful
30 year career as an illustrator. Now
that she has raised two children, she finds more time to paint.
Illustration has taught
her composition, color, creativity, expression, and most of all draftsmanship.
serve her well when she applies paint to canvas. She seeks to distill all of her experiences
in to each painting with fresh concepts, strong design sensibilities, emotional
brushstrokes, and rich and textural color.
The figure interests
Sherrill most. Particularly those
moments of contemplation when people are caught-up in their thoughts and
language and posture are what she seeks to communicate with the viewer.
Choosing the correct
value is essential. Putting it down only
once, with the appropriate brush and stroke. These are choices that I make very
carefully. If I get them right, the painting, like the person moves and
breathes. - Sherrill Cooper
“Off Track Art” is an artists’ collective and gallery
located in the historic Liberty Building at 11 Liberty Street – next to the
railroad tracks, off of the Sentinel parking lot at the corner of West Main St
and MD 27-Liberty St - in downtown Westminster, Maryland.
For over 5-years, the partners in the coop have been
dedicated to advancing the arts in Westminster as well as the careers, ideas,
and artistic visions of its members.
The coop partners include, Kevin Dayhoff, Gail Elwell, Linda
Van Hart, Judy Goodyear, Charlotte Laslo, Joyce Schaum, Carolyn Seabolt, Robert
Waddell, Nick Corso, and Gordon Wickes.
The inspiration for forming the co-op was spearheaded by
local artists Susan Williamson & Pam Zappardino. After discussions and
organizational meetings in December 2008, Off Track opened its doors in January
2009 and had its grand opening on Feb. 13th, 2009.
If you come: the Opening Reception for painter Sherrill
Cooper is scheduled for May 2, 2014, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
“Off Track Art” is an artists’ co-op and gallery located in the historic Liberty Building at 11 Liberty Street – next to the railroad tracks, off of the Sentinel parking lot at the corner of West Main St and MD 27-Liberty St - in historic downtown Westminster, Carroll County Maryland.