January 23- April 20, 2014. Applewood has an exhibit of the paintings of longtime Amherst resident and current Applewood resident Isolde M. Stein. Isolde was born, raised and educated in Germany. She came to New York City in 1957 and studied painting with Sam Feinstein for several years. He is an abstract expressionist painter and maintained a school in the City, and in Philadelphia. Her work was, and continues to be influenced by Hans Hofmann and Helen Frankenthaler.
The years between 1968 and 1980 Isolde pursued other art related activities such as Filmmaking, taking academic and art courses at Manhattenville College, Purchase, NY. This was followed by years of community work based on her longstanding interest in the creativity of young children. She was able to work with kindergarten and second graders for six years while living in Rye, N.Y. After moving to Amherst she assisted with an afterschool program for gifted children at the Wildwood School.
Isolde was a 1993 Ada Comstock graduate of Smith College with High Honors in the Department of Studio Art. Her honors thesis entitled: " Landscapes: The Essence of Seasonal Moods and Colors in New England" included 10 of her paintings.
Her artwork is included in Smith Voices, Selected Works by Smith Alumnae (1999) and Textured Lives, Celebrating Ada Comstock Scholars at Smith College (2000). Both books are edited by Patricia Scarda and published by the Smith College Press. Her past affiliations include the Mamaroneck Artists Guild, Mamaroneck, NY and the Former Film Workshop of Westchester, Tarrytown, NY.
Isolde’s work has been exhibited in Westchester County, NY and Boston, MA and is part a number of private collections in this country, in Germany and in the Netherlands.
The exhibit will run through April 20, 2014. Visitors welcome by appointment. To schedule a visit, please call Christine at (413) 253-9833.
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