Archive of Previous Events
at Off Track Art Gallery
March-April 3/1 - 4/28, 2019
Meet the Artists
Opening Reception Saturday, March 9, 4 - 7pm
More than Meats the Eye
Amber Maurer Farran & George Maurer
Amber Harte Maurer Farran
Beauty and Loss
I grew up at my father’s butcher shop and living on my grandfather & uncle’s dairy farm. I have always felt very passionate about local agriculture, its importance to American culture, and its survival for future generations. I draw and paint what I know, and what I think is important to our society. When I’m not at work as a graphic designer, drawing, painting, or taking photos, I enjoy taking ballet lessons and hanging out with my husband, family, and corgis.
I display the destruction of nature and agriculture and its importance to American culture. My art depicts both Mother Nature and the local agriculturalist, along with the difficulties both face competing with the corporate man. Destruction of nature is represented by the omission of the environment; farm and forest animals are rendered on a white abyss. Counter to the removal of naturally occurring art, the pieces focusing on agricultural skills and trades, specifically butchery, bring to light these disappearing artisans. This catalog of endangered Americana is my attempt to remind us that what we have may not always be if it is cast aside.
May - June 5/3 - 6/30, 2019
Meet the Artist
Opening Reception Saturday, May 11, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Sarah Gawens & Fred Nastvogel
Sarah's part reveals the devastating imbalance of nature and brevity of life thanks to the destructive nature of humanity. Their ethereal, dematerilialized forms reveal the potential of what they could have been before their lives were cut short.
Fred: "Ideas are what got us out of the cave. I express them materially, in the nature of life's setting. In wood, mostly, on wood, with wood. Each outing instructs: texture, strength, species, finish. Tone, color, knots, cracks. Working in wood is much like marriage. Wood the compleat partner. To make the marriage work I need more Zen."
July - August 7/5 - 8/27, 2019
Meet the Artist
Opening Reception Saturday, July 6, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
September 6 - October 27, 2019
Partners' Fall Extravaganza:
Colors of Fall
Fall in love with the beauty of autumn
The Partners and consignors have teamed up to create a themed special exhibit honoring the colors of Fall! Exhibit will be on display from Friday Sept 6th-Sunday Oct 27th. We will have a small reception on Friday Sept 27th during Main Street’s Midnight Madness! Don't miss it!