Current Art Exhibit

CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE

Ira Barkoff Group Show

On view through January 4th

Twenty students of local artist and teacher Ira Barkoff will exhibit their paintings in “Circle of Influence.”

Although students are the painters represented in this show, the paintings are “not student works,” according to Barkoff.  He views his students as artists who “happen to paint together” and his goal is to help them “become authentic painters who express their own spirit.”  Some of the artists represented in the show have been Barkoff’s students for many years; others are newcomers.

While his students’ art has been shown at several venues including the Mattatuck Museum, Mr. Barkoff’s own paintings have been exhibited at numerous well-known galleries throughout the Northeast.