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12/13/2016 - Joe Paccia Exhibit at the Southbury Public Library

December 13, 2016, Southbury, CT

Joe Paccia Exhibit at the Southbury Public Library

The Gloria Cachion Gallery at Southbury Public Library will host an exhibit of Joe Paccia’s Shades of Winter from Wednesday, January 4 until Sunday, January 29, 2017. The library is located at 100 Poverty Rd., Southbury, CT, 203-262-0626.

The oil paintings in the Shades of Winter Exhibit are a collection of winter scenes created over the past few years. All works are oil on linen.

The Inspiration
Inspiration may come as I pass an interesting scene and pull over for a quick snapshot with my cellphone. I have spent many an afternoon dragging my lovely wife, Carmen, across the countryside collecting photographic references for the next few months of work. But there is nothing like working “en plein aire” to capture the feeling of the landscape. I usually start on location and finish in the studio. Each painting may take as many as 7 or 8 sessions to complete.

The Aspiration
In my humble opinion, the first requirement of a good work of art is that it must be compelling to look at. Whether through it’s sheer beauty or the magnitude of it’s vision. As well as a pleasurable experience for the eyes, invoking thought and imagination. It is my hope my work does this. And viewing my work will create a sense of sublime awe and harmony, filling the viewer with peace and inspiring a passionate wonder. This is what I feel when I look upon a Monet.

Born in Brockton, Massachusetts, Joe began painting at age fourteen. He studied fine art at Southeastern Massachusetts University as a painting major. The artist’s early work concentrated on portraits and figures. Expanding on this style, he moved into landscapes. Working outdoors during most of the year, Joe has developed a neo-impressionistic style influenced by Monet, Pissaro and Van Gogh. Joe also works in stained glass and currently resides in Newtown, CT where he maintains a studio.

The exhibit will be open during regular library hours which are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M., Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 A.M. to 9 P,M., Saturday from 9:30 A.M. to 4 P.M. and Sunday from 12 P.M. to 5 P.M.


Contact: Irene Sudol, Secretary
203-262-0626 ext. 144
FAX #: 203-262-6734
Southbury Public Library
100 Poverty Rd.
Southbury, CT 06488