Famous painter and his fabulous bunnies coming to the Fauchère

Get your bunny fix, just in time for Easter. Meet artist Hunt Slonem at Saturday reception and book signing this Saturday.

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  • Painting by Hunt Slonem

  • Hunt Slonem

  • Hunt Slonem will sign copies of his book "Bunnies" (Photo provided)

  • Painting by Hunt Slonem

Milford. Exciting, unexpected, realistic, impressionistic, abstract — the bunny paintings of celebrated artist Hunt Slonem have something for everyone, and just in time for Easter.

The paintings will be on display during a reception and book signing open to the public from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Hotel Fauchère, 401 Broad St., Milford.

Slonem, who recently purchased a home in Scranton, has had his work exhibited all over the world and is included in many private and museum collections. He will attend the event to discuss his work and sign copies of "Bunnies," published by Glitterati Editions.

Glitterati’s publisher is Marta Hallett, a Milford resident who will also be in attendance.

“When we published 'Bunnies,' it was the first time Hunt’s bunny paintings appeared as a collection,” she said. "They have been enormously popular and make a wonderful gift.”

When Slonem awakes every morning, he performs what he calls his “daily warm-ups," Hallett says. Within a half-hour, the artist paints rabbits on a series of small rectangular panels made of wood and Masonite, each work a post-expressionist narrative gesture of the artist in his element.

John Berendt, the author of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" and a collector of Slonem’s work, describes the process as "the artistic equivalent of calisthenics in which he flexes his painting apparatus to establish control over the colors, shapes and textures that flow from his mind’s eye through his arm, hand and brush on the painted surface.”

In addition to Hallett and Berendt, the host committee for the event includes artists Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg, Milford Borough Councilmember and arts patron Annette Haar, Milford Mayor and Hotel Fauchère owner Sean Strub, and others.

The reception will be held in the hotel’s Conservatory, overlooking the enclosed garden. Wine and sparkling water will be served.

RSVP by calling 570-409-1212 or emailng reservations@hotelfauchere.com.

Related story

Please see this related story about art at the Fauchère at pikecountycourier.com:

"Public invited to unveiling of 10 new Christopher Makos photographs"

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