An exhibit currently hanging at the Brooks House Atrium Hallway Gallery in Brattleboro spotlights paintings by Stephen Lloyd and Jen Wiechers, as well as large extemporaneous pieces several BWA members created together.
Lloyd’s work features acrylics with a geometric motif and titles referring to weather.
Wiechers displays her abstract encaustic paintings. Encaustic is a painting medium composed of beeswax, damar resin and pigment. These paintings reflect a theme of relationships... with ourselves, others, and the world around us, and how we interact and connect or perhaps feel separate and vulnerable.
The large collaborative pieces were painted by three groups of BWA members facilitated by Helen Hawes in her Dummerston studio.
Jackie Abrams' Precarious Shelters to aid housing programs
Virtual and gallery exhibits coming up at Mitchell•Giddings Fine Arts
Jackie Abrams has an upcoming exhibit at Brattleboro's Mitchell•Giddings Fine Arts gallery at
Precarious Shelters: Houses that Hold Us will open Dec. 5, 2020 as a virtual exhibit, with a physical exhibit on view at the gallery from Jan. 9 through Feb. 21, 2021.
Abrams describes the show: "My current project is designed to bear witness, and to help to make a difference. My goal is to create a visual representation of shelters that elicit an emotional response and help raise awareness of precarious houses that exist everywhere, including my own community. I hope people who visit these houses will reflect upon what they represent and be moved to act in support of others in ways that are just and honorable. I will be donating 10% of my sales to projects that address housing."
Kris McDermet contributes to Rugs=Food=Love fundraiser
Drawing Dec. 14 to benefit food banks
Kris McDermet is using her rug hooking and braiding talents to help support food banks in the U.S. and Canada. As part of the Rugs=Food=Love Project, she is combining small circular hooked panels donated by other textile artists to create finished rugs that will be raffled in a drawing Dec. 14.
Kris said one of the rugs in particular, titled Sweet Autumn (detail at left), includes the handiwork of several local artists. "What makes it special to me is that there are hooked rounds from Pat Dodge of Putney (the Vermont Food Bank logo used with permission), Suzanne Flynt of Dummerston (middle row on the right), and Tricia Miller from Putney (the lovely large blue flower)."
Naomi Lindenfeld and Matt Tell at Snow Farm Seconds Sale
BWA members and potters, Naomi Lindenfeld and Matthew Tell have work in the sale. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 28 and 29, 2020 at the Snow Farm Craft Program, 5 Clary Road, Williamsburg, Mass. Come on over to the Snow Farm Seconds Sale and pick up a gift for yourself or a loved one, or the bit of beauty that you need in your life right now. Support artists, enjoy the stunning landscape, and experience safe, socially distanced, in-person shopping. Five galleries with capacity limits 5 - 15 people at one time. Reserve a shopping time now. Limited walk-ins are available.