Monday, April 24, 2006

Richard Bruce receives Hudson River Art Award

Richard Bruce is among the recipients a Hudson River Art Award from The Society of the Arts, Religion, and Contemporary Culture.

An excerpt from the press release:

Richard Bruce, Paintings

A native of West Virginia, Bruce grew up at the base of the Appalachian mountains and on the shores of the Ohio River. After a brief period in North Carolina, he moved to New York City, where he lived for 10 years, knowing that some day he would return to a rural area. He found everything he was looking for in the Hudson Valley. He now lives in the village of Cold Spring and maintains a studio in the city of Beacon, where many artists have migrated in recent years.

Bruce writes: "My paintings have been heavily influenced by the Abstract Expressionist painters and, during my years in NY, I had the great fortune to work with and get to know many of the greats, including Joan Mitchell, Milton Resnick and Louise Fishman. Abstract elements are still incorporated in my work, however, now my paintings are much more informed by the area in which I live and the ethereal beauty of the Hudson Valley. In my paintings I am not trying to create literal depictions of specific places, but am more interested in capturing the experience of the landscape, of being in nature and the inherent spirituality found there. The paintings are very much about the river and water. When I am not painting I spend a great deal of time kayaking on the river or hiking on the many trails in the area. I am also very concerned about the preservation and restoration of this environment and wonderful resource."

For further information about the May 6th program, please visit the ARC website, or continue reading. For registration information please visit:

The conference runs from 9:30am to 4:30pm and includes a continental breakfast, lunch and a wine and cheese reception. Registration is $60; Student registration $15. The Museum of Biblical Art is located at 1865 Broadway at 61st Street in Manhattan. For further information please call Charles Henderson at 212-870-2544 or email

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