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            Joan Schwartzman’s education is not in Fine Art, but rather in Music and the Humanities.  She holds degrees in Flute Performance (Oberlin Conservatory) and Musicology (University of Arizona).  Her professional career has taken her nationwide in both concert halls and college teaching studios, and has demanded mastery of all styles from Baroque to Contemporary, from solo recitals to symphony orchestras.

 Joan has, for the past several years, immersed herself in a self teaching direction.  The parallels she finds between music and painting are obvious in the compositions she depicts.  Color, shading, nuance, form and line, all combine to create energy and implied motion.  The freedom of genre and subjects chosen are most enticing to her, exactly the same as selecting musical styles to perform in concert.

            Her work has been shown in invitational solo and groups shows across the Hudson Valley in New York, as well as Milford, New Jersey and New Canaan, Connecticut.  She has been a member of the Arts Society of Kingston, NY,  The Carriage Barn Arts Center in New Canaan, CT, the Mills Pond Gallery in Smithtown, NY and the Tivoli Artists Gallery in Tivoli, NY.  Her paintings were selected for: the juried invitational show BJ Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY, The Front Street, NY, juried invitational exhibition, the Lancaster County, PA, Arts Association National juried exhibition, the International Juried exhibition, Mills Pond Gallery, Smithtown, NY, and the National Juried Small Works Show in the Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY.

Recently relocated in Carlisle Pennsylvania, Joan is now a member of several local galleries and art centers. Her work has recently been selected for the juried show in The Art Center in Mechanicsburg, as well as once again being selected for the Lancaster County, PA Arts Association National juried exhibition.  

            Ken Schwartzman’s background is not in Fine Arts.  He spent his career as a performing musician and Music educator, and holds a Bachelor of Music degree (Juilliard School), Master’s degree in Humanities (Adelphi University), and a P.D. in Educational Administration (Long Island University).

            However, since his late teens, a camera has been his constant companion.  The enhanced ability to see that the camera brings to people, places, and things has been a lifelong attraction.

            Many of his photographs, done purely as an avocation, have for many years appeared in dancers’ and models’ portfolios, and on their websites.  Other works are in private collections. 

            Ken does not do any “post-production” to his images, although a few elements of “pre-production” are practiced: use of filters, camera conversions to black and white and sepia, etc.

            Since relocating to Carlisle, Pennsylvania, he has joined several local galleries and art learning centers.  His work has been shown at the Art Center in Mechanicsburg, CALC, and Lancaster County Arts Association, where he recently was awarded first prize in their juried members’ show.


Contact her at JRSchwart@Yahoo.com  516.672.2739 Contact him at: Bassistkis@Yahoo.com or 516.456.3588

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