"Aesthetic Expressions" at YMCA Escape to the Arts Gallery

Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut's Escape to the Arts Gallery in Danbury, Connecticut is featuring a three-artist show of work by Gary Stanford, Christa Forrest, and Randy Lagana from February 4 through March 15, 2013.

There will be an opening reception on Saturday, February 16 from 4 pm - 6 pm. ESCAPE to the Arts is located at 293 Main St. Danbury, CT.

From their press release:

"Gary Stanford of Danbury presents black & white photography depicting the urban landscape. Stanford's picturesque images of the Manhattan skyline and architecture have a classic quality. Stanford is a self-taught artist who honed his skills in photography while working at his college yearbook and newspaper, photographing rock stars, celebrities and student demonstrations in the late '60s.

Christa Forrest of Stamford explores unique compositions in nature's surroundings. She likes to showcase and emphasize natural colors as a way of capturing the mood and feeling of a place, rather than depicting a realistic scene. Forrest is a member of the Connecticut Pastel Society, Stamford Art Association and Greenwich Arts Council. Her work has been seen in various exhibits throughout Connecticut and New York.

Abstract paintings by Randy Lagana of Brookfield will compliment the representational work of Forrest and Stanford. Lagana's acrylic paintings are full of intense color and movement. He has illustrated books, magazines and games in the US, Germany, Holland, France, Italy Russia, and the Scandinavian countries. Lagana's work has been exhibited in many shows throughout the US, Canada and England."