An Art Gallery opening on December 8 at 2:30 p.m. begins a festive day at Darlington. A student recital, holiday jam and Coffee House Concert follow and complete a great afternoon and evening to enjoy and celebrate the arts.
Featured artist T. J. Walsh, BFA, MA is a both a psychotherapist and painter with a private practice and studio in Philadelphia. He received his BFA in Graphic Design and Painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His abstract compositions involve probing what lies within, revealing masterworks of the human condition.
He states, “My work focuses on the hidden conversations that course through the undercurrent of our minds, unconsciously giving form to our human status. I work fast letting my emotion and intuition drive the painting. Through this alive and deliberate process, I aspire for beauty to unveil itself.”
With other artists, beauty is often meticulously crafted; revealed, yet confined through striving for technical perfection. This subtracts the artist as arbiter of eclectic imperfections, purposely removing all evidence of the human creator. T. J. sees it differently. “For me, the opposite is true. I want my hand to be present, decidedly evident in the work, contesting every element of color and form; for this is the human experience, the struggle, the failures, the successes. This process becomes transcendent the moments when amorphous beauty is released unshackled.”
For T. J. Walsh, creating art is an intimate ritual. Art making is a meditative, reflective, physical, emotional and spiritual exercise. He has garnered acclaim throughout the Philadelphia region as well as across the country and other parts of the world. His work has been exhibited and published internationally.
Please join us for an enjoyable afternoon in celebration and recognition of this talented area artist. After the gallery reception, please stay for the student recital at 3 p.m. followed by the Holiday Jam at 4:00 p.m. and make it a great night by attending the Coffee House Concert featuring Liz Filios for an evening to remember starting at 7:30. Reserve your table and tickets here