June’s Featured Speaker: Dr. Philip Eras

The Sting by Phil Eras

The featured presenter will be long-time Fairfield resident, non-objective acrylic painter, Dr. Philip Eras. He will talk about how he started painting and progressed from objective to non-objective art and he will show several paintings to demonstrate.

Philip was born in Brooklyn, went to medical school and practiced as a board certified gastroenterologist for 30 years in Connecticut. He was also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Yale Medical School in New Haven. While serving as a Captain in the Medical Corps, he took art courses at the Des Moines Museum of Art, and later on, as a medical resident, he took art courses at the Brooklyn Museum.

Philip learned about geometric, non-b-objective art from his sister-in-law and her mentor, Ralph Scarlett, who had exhibited at Guggenheim’s Museum of Non-Objective Painting in NYC. When he retired from medical practice, he took up painting seriously.

His first geometric paintings were related to unusual situations in medicine.  Later paintings tell stories of his life experiences. He has so far completed 63 paintings in various sizes. One was featured on the front cover of Connecticut Medicine, another published in the archives of Internal Medicine. He has exhibited in Florida and in Westport and Fairfield.

Following the presentation there will be refreshments and a viewing of any artwork brought to the meeting by members.

Member’s Notice: Annual dues have been collected. If you have not renewed your membership, your name and images of your work will be removed from the FCAA website.

February Member News

  • Michele was the featured FCAA May meeting presenter with her iPad paintings
  • Paul had two paintings accepted in the Easton Juried show ” Art In The Country “
  • David had two paintings in the Art in the Windows in New Canaan.
  • Marjorie had work in Bendheim Gallery juried show and Westport Women’s Club show

Shows & Calls for Entry

In Time, In Shadow, paintings by members, Cate M. Leach and Paul Larson. Until 6/18. 70 Sanford St, Fairfield. www.artplacegallery.org.

Two Paths Through the Woods, the drawings of Dan Long and the photographs of MaryEllen Hendricks. Reception 6/10 at 4:30-6:30 pm. The artists will talk about their work at 5:30, show 6/3 to 7/30. Fairfield Library, 1080 Old Post Rd. 203-256-3155 www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org 

EASTON ARTS COUNCIL juried show. until 6/10.    691 Morehouse Rd in Easton.

Calls for Entry

STAMFORD ART ASSOCIATION TOWNHOUSE GALLERY “Anything Goes” small works 4″x 6″ Submit on  Show 6/16-7/13. Best in Show winner will be chosen by guests during ArtWalk, Friday, June 23, 5-9 pm. SAA Townhouse Gallery, 39 Franklin St. Stamford.