Catherine Parker is a renowned local painter in her own right. The fact that she is Charles Burchfield’s daughter just adds a level of notoriety to her persona. While her work has some of the same DNA as her father’s work, she has her own distinct style that followers of her work can recognize as truly her own.
This Friday October 16th 6-9 p.m. a new series of paintings based on the 16th Century poet George Herbert will debut at the Western NY Book Arts Center. The paintings will make a visit on October 24th To the Westminster Presbyterian Church at 724 Delaware Ave for a performance by The Freudig Singers as a collaboration with Catherine Parker. Says Parker of her work in this Exhibit:
“I have long been interested in the connections between the arts, between poetry, music and painting. I have completed two collaborations, with Buffalo composer, Ron Martin; the first “The Northeast Gardener’s Year” and the second “A Rose Beside the Water”, based on the poetry of Pablo Neruda. So when the Freudig Singers asked me to do a series of works, based on the poetry of George Herbert, I was very happy to. George Herbert was a 16th century Christian mystical poet They are not meant to be illustrations, rather they are a personal response to the poetry and to the music.” Most of my work is based on images from nature, used often in a metaphoric way, for example, the butterfly is a symbol for transformation.”
Oct 16th – Nov 14th 2009
Artist Reception Oct 16th 6-9 p.m.
WNY Book Arts Center
468 Washington St
Buffalo NY 14203
Freudig Singers’ performance with paintings from the exhibition at the Westminster Presbyterian Church at 724 Delaware Ave 7:30 pm