Resident Artist Nicora Gangi‘s second work for 2013 deals with the theme of Fools, and responds to Ecclesiastes 5:7:

Much dreaming and many words are meaningless, therefore fear God. 



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Nicora Gangi, Fool, 2013, 14″ x 20″, Paper Collage on Strathmore paper & Adobe Photoshop


From the Artist: 

Many of old pretended to know the mind of God by dreams and were so full of them that they almost made God’s people forget his name by their dreams. Many now perplex themselves with their frightful or odd dreams or with other peoples dreams heralding this or other disaster.  Those that heed dreams shall have a multitude of them to fill their heads with but in them , there is nothing but foolishness, as there is in many words. They are like the idle ill-mannered chat of children and fools, therefore don’t pay any attention to them. Fear God and Him alone. Have an eye to His sovereign dominion. Set Him before you.  Keep yourself in His love and be afraid  of offending Him and  you will not be disturbed by foolish dreams.   The way not to be dismayed at the signs of heaven nor afraid of pagan idols is to fear God as King of Nations – (Jeremiah 10:2,5,7)



Nicora Gangi was born in Indiana in 1952 and was educated at the Hartford Art School (Hartford, Connecticut) Montclair State College (Montclair, New Jersey) and Syracuse University (Syracuse,New York) (BFA 1974 and MFA 1976). She was a professor of art at Syracuse University for 29 years. She now resides in New York City. Ms. Gangi’s work has been featured in such publications as Artist Magazine, Pastel Artist International, CMYK, American Artist Magazine, International Artist Magazine and many others. Her work is featured on the cover of several poetry journals including The Comstock Review’s Winter 2008 national poetry journal. In 2011 she was an award winner from the Pastel Journal 100 Competition. She is also a recipient of the Harris Popular Award from the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, N.Y., the 2005 Grand Prize from The Pastel Journal, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award in 2008 among others. Nicora Gangi has lectured regionally and nationally as a visiting artist at colleges and universities and artist’s guilds on such varied topics as, “Spiritual Symbolism in Art” and “Personal Expression Through The Pastel Medium.” Recently she taught for Gordon College in Orvieto, Italy.

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