A Reception for Barbara Hadden at Kramoris Gallery

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Barbara Hadden "Sunset Bridge," oil on canvas, 15" x 30".

Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor offers “Swan Song,” an exhibition of paintings by Barbara Hadden on view through November 29. A reception for the artist will be held at the gallery on Saturday, November 13, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Hadden, a realist painter, has lived in Sag Harbor for more than 30 years. She paints the harbor’s architecture and farmscapes nearby. Her landscapes and architectural portraits of Sag Harbor and the East End of the 1800s and 1900s, reveal a lost way of life. A devotee of Edward Hopper, her models are the architecture, streets and shops of Sag Harbor, painted in a style solitary, stark, and pure. Longtime residents will recognize an otherworldliness from times past.

Barbara Hadden “Two Sag Harbor Gems,” oil on canvas, 14″ x 11″.

The painting “Romany Kramoris Gallery” highlights the building’s 1850’s stoop, used by carriages to drop off Main Street shoppers (back when the streets were mud). There are also paintings of The American Hotel, the Sag Harbor Cinema, the Variety Store and several renderings of historic homes. She has also captured the sunlight on the agricultural vistas. Hadden is a self-taught artist. She began painting in the late 1970s in a primitive style using acrylic and ink, and made a departure to watercolor in recent years, and now enjoys working with oils.

Romany Kramoris Gallery, 41 Main Street, Sag Harbor, is open daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (later on weekends). For details visit kramorisgallery.com.

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