Local artists Yan and Francoise Rieger present a show of modernist fused glass and abstract tapestries. Members only preview is 4-6 on April 1, and the show will run from April 2-23, Saturdays and Sundays 2-5pm.This exhibition is free and open to the public.... at the Janet T. Swanson Gallery at the Society's Old Point Schoolhouse, Oysterponds Historical Society, Orient, NY. (note....this seems to be at the far end of the north "arm" of Long Island)
The exhibition will feature the two artist’s colorful collection of tapestries and fused art glass. The large abstract tapestries have been designed and woven by Françoise on a high-warp loom in the “haute lisse” technic. The artistic art glass panels are small colorful abstract compositions - decorative and complementary to an interior, attractive in an intimate setting.
Françoise A. Rieger, artist, born in south-west of France. Earned Baccalaureate in Philosophy (with honors) Studied in Paris at the Academie Charpentier Graduated from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris France. Since the arrival in the United States of America, instructed art at the Lycee Francais, in Manhattan, NY and executed many art commissions for churches, civic centers and private homes (tapestries, mosaics, sculptures in bronze and wood)
Yan Rieger was born and raised in Germany, attended art-school in Poland, studied art & design in Paris France, and has been living in the US since 1961 and Orient for over 35 years. After years of studying art around Europe, he spent two years as an interior designer for Doig Bernardini Studios in NYC and then five years as Senior Designer and project manager at the Rambusch Decorating Company in NYC, where he designed interiors and art work for many cathedrals, churches and civic centers throughout America. In 1968 he partnered with renowned artists Jonynas and Shepherd, and in 1971 established an art & design studio in collaboration with wife, Françoise completing many successful commissions