The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, in cooperation with the American Society of Railway Artists, will be hosting four artists-in-residence this fall, who will be both creating and exhibiting their works at the Museum. Scheduled are:
- Frank Crowe. Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11. Frank Crowe began watching trains at an early age, took up drawing and painting them and, as a result, earned a scholarship to the University of Georgia. Upon graduation, he worked briefly for several railroads and today is a senior designer for a large carpet manufacturer. His work allows him to travel, shoot railroad photography and paint. He has photographed trains in the 48 contiguous United States and in all but one Canadian province.
- Gil Bennett. Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23. Gil Bennett has had a passion for trains since the age of 2. Classically trained, he graduated from the University of Utah with studies in architecture and fine arts. A self-described “rivet counter,” he makes sure his subjects are rendered as accurately as possible. Bennett’s works in oil and watercolor are collected and commissioned by individuals world-wide and may also be found on calendars, cards and book covers.
- Ken Muramoto. Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23. Ken Muramoto blends his fascination with trains with his love of art. Diagnosed with autism at age 3, his early gift for drawing was nurtured by his parents. Muramoto has garnered respect and admiration for his detailed artistry and versatile imagination and has been the recipient of numerous awards in community shows.
- Nadine Charlsen. Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4. Nadine Charlsen is an urban landscape watercolor artist with a flair for trains and industrial sites. From her extensive background as a theatrical lighting designer, she incorporates light, shadows, scale, colors and textures into her work. While Charlsen paints all things related to the railroad industry, she particularly enjoys the challenge that capturing steam engines presents, as their workings are exposed and need to be portrayed accurately.
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