Monday, January 27, 2014


The Parade reception on Thursday, January 23 was wonderful -- lots of fun, great visitors, good conversation. Here's an image taken by Robert Ostermeyer as Joan Watson was introducing us:

I just read in New Scientist, one of my favorite publications, that between 30 and 50 percent of our planet's land surface is used in one way or another by humans. Plus "the UK's fishing fleet works 17 times harder than it did in the 1880s to net the same amount of fish." The glaciers retreat. Grasslands disappear. Our art is whispering in the wilderness...

If you're looking for another reception to enjoy, Sofia Shatkivska has been making passionate charcoal drawings of the events unfolding in her native land, Ukraine. She's installed them at the Aldrich Public Library, Barre, in their Milne Room, where they will be on display in a hastily organized exhibit she's calling Standing For Human Dignity through February 14. There will be a reception tomorrow night (Tuesday, January 28, from 4:30 - 7:00). She will be adding more pieces as she finishes them, and will probably have another event as it gets closer to the conclusion of the exhibit.

And the opening reception for the new shows at SPA, including Chaos in the main gallery, is on Saturday, February 8 from 4-6 PM.

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