Among them is Tom Mirochna, FAF committee member and metal sculptor. Despite his college education in fine and commercial art, the majority of Toms career has been in technical fields but art has always been with him. In recent years, Tom has found a love in the sculpting of metal using both found and purchased materials. " I consider my work to be process art. Materials selection is a primary consideration to determine which shapes and textures will provide the aesthetic that I am trying to achieve. My goal is creative design with emphasis on spatial relations."
The Gallery Garden will also be home to the work of Regina Friel, FAF committee member and local painter. While studying fashion design at Drexel University, Regina discovered a love for painting and quickly transferred to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where she received classical training in oil painting. "I am inspired by everything around me and I am currently working on a series of "Plein Air" paintings with similar color schemes as well as subject matter for the "Garden Gallery."
Joining Tom and Regina will be local artist Doris Nogueira-Rogers with perhaps a few surpises throughout the garden. This is an area not to be missed during your time at the fest.