The Lodge at Woodloch is intimately aware of the beauty of nature that surrounds us. Mother Nature provides an ever-changing muse for art and inspiration. Together with Kiesendahl + Calhoun Fine Art, Ltd., comes a custom-curated art gallery hall featuring local artists that help magnify our philosophy of personal awakening.
Fall 2015 Featured Artists
Dail Fried received a BA from Boston University. At the Art Center of NNJ she painted with Carmen Cicero, Kay Walkingstick, Richard Mayhew, Jean Cohen, Gerald Samuels, Lawrence Berger, Bruce Dorfman and studied printmaking with Roberto DeLamonica,
Mohammed Kahill and Sylvie G. Covey. She has countless art affiliations and has won awards juried by NY Times art critics, and Whitney and Guggenheim museum curators. Fried has been featured in solo and group shows in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, where she resides.
As a painter Fried spent a great deal of time finding ways to connect a multitude of elements to create collaged paintings on canvas. After years of continued exploration she became attracted to the medium of printmaking. She was drawn to the free, impulsively expressive manner she could reveal on plexiglass, creating a monotype. Wanting to experiment with deep line and texture, the artist started to learn about etchings and collographs which allowed for a rich layered surface result. Fried’s imagery has historical underpinnings. An integral source of inspiration evolves from her extensive travels within the U.S. and in Italy, France, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. A reference to streams, rivers, lakes, cliffs, mountains, rocks, caves, fossils, architecture, and the often appealing remains of textured walls and ruins are discernible. Observing the many layers of Fried’s work takes time. Being at the Lodge, there is the luxury of time to explore the rich complexities of this artist’s work.
Marcia McMinn Zweig was born in petrochemical alley, on the Gulf Coast of Texas, and moved to St Louis as a young teenager. Spending summers on the family farm in Iowa, she first experienced the joy of being part of the more natural environment: the rolling cornfields, wide horizons and the intense clarity of the atmosphere. At Smith College she began formal study with noted studio artists, including Elliot Offner and Gary Niswonger. She also studied and was influenced by art historians. Combining studio art with art history provided a uniquely fertile foundation for her lifelong pursuit of the meaning and value of painting. Now Marcia focuses on landscape painting, dividing her time at her studio in Maplewood, New Jersey and her lakeside cabin here in the Pocono Mountains.
“My overarching goal is to convey the power and beauty of light – what it does to the way we see water, sky, land, trees and buildings. I try to spend as much time exploring the woods, hiking along streams and watching clouds as I do painting in my studio.” The artist’s statement and work resonates with the kind of contemplative environment the Lodge at Woodloch strives to promote: Take time to enjoy the woods, the gardens, the quiet and light on the lake, sit and observe the clouds roll by.
Any questions or interest, please contact:
Kiesendahl+Calhoun Fine Art, Ltd.
914 325 5496 Nancy Bloch
914 844 6296 Camilla Calhoun