A President’s Message should be looking forward but at this time I can’t help but look back at the last couple of months. The loss of Ben Cohen and Gene D’Agostino have put a big hole in our Art Alliance.
We will remember Gene for his friendliness and guidance through the Plein Air painters and Ben with his teachings and mentoring and giving us an education equal to a four year art school. Both men were treasures like no others.
Gene left us a well organized Plein Air group and Ben left us not only his wealth of knowledge but his many written notes of all his lessons. How fortunate we were to have known these men and been the recipients of their knowledge and guidance.
Now it is up to us to carry it forward. We can and will do this with the help of all members. We have a great group of talented and caring artists.
President, Willingboro Art Alliance
“The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep”
– Paul Strand