TRUMANSBURG, NY, January 2017:  A collection of colored pencil drawings by Trumansburg artist Jim Kozlowski will open on January 19 at Felicia’s Hive 45 Restaurant and Bakery, 45 East Main Street, Trumansburg NY.  Wine and cheese will be served during the opening reception, 5pm-7pm on January 19, in addition to Hive 45’s regular dinner menu.

Using his own photos as inspiration, Kozlowski creates endless variations by layering many different colors on textured paper and blending with colorless pencils, heat, and solvents.

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Kozlowski is best known for founding The Wizard of Clay in Bristol, NY, where he worked as a full-time master potter for 37 years before retiring to Trumansburg in 2014. He also designed and built the geodesic domes that house the Wizard of Clay production workshops and store in Bristol. Kozlowski has both a Bachelors and a Masters in Art Education and worked twelve years as an art teacher in Rochester, NY.

He has recently shown his drawing and paintings at the Nevin Welcome Center at the Cornell Botanical Gardens and has a concurrent show at the Ulysses Philomathic Library. The works at Felicia’s Hive 45 will focus on food, flower, and bird drawings.

“My first love has always been two dimensional work,” says Kozlowski. “Since my retirement, I’ve had the time to get back to my camera, brushes, and colored pencils. In my new studio I started painting with acrylics, often using the technique of impasto, thick paint applied with a palette knife. A workshop about drawing with colored pencils gave me a new direction for my expressions.  My photos of flowers and plants provide the influence for my drawings. The wonders of Nature continue to surprise and delight me, and I share these feelings through my work.”

The show at Felicia’s Hive 45 will run through March 2017. An additional artist meet-and-greet will take place near the end of March. Photos of the artist and works are attached. Artist Jim Kozlowski can be reached at his studio at (607) 387-3131.

About Felicia’s Hive 45:  Felicia’s Hive 45 is an urban rustic restaurant, bar, and bakery in Trumansburg, NY serving dinner and brunch with a thoughtful amount of vegan and gluten-free options. Desserts are baked daily, and custom cakes, cupcakes, and wedding cakes are also available. A private room is available to rent for parties. Felicia’s is open for dinner on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, plus all day Saturday for desserts, and on Sunday for brunch. 45 East Main Street, Trumansburg NY.  Learn more atwww.hivefortyfive.com

Photos provided.