Working Artist Program
October 28 ~ November 25
About the Working Artist Program
The goal of the Working Artist Program is to provide artists with an affordable space to complete a project, explore a new body of work, gain exposure and sales, or prepare for a solo show. Visitors to the Gallery now also have a unique chance to engage with an artist as they create their art. The public is welcome to come in to learn about and experience the process of art making. By offering a working and exhibiting space which is open to the public, with new artists every one to three months, the program contributes opportunities for dialogue, events, and classes to the community.
The Working Artist Program is open to all artists with priority for local artists. Working Artists are expected to interact with gallery visitors, discuss their artwork, process and practice, and answer questions. Artists process their own sales and curate their own space. Upon completion of the program, artists present a self-curated solo show within their space to coordinate with a Bellows Falls 3rd Friday Gallery Night event. Artists participating in the program may also be offered a gallery-curated solo show in the front gallery, to be scheduled for a future date.
I intend to use the time and space given through the Working Artist Program opportunity to create new work in my Water Way series to show in an upcoming three artist exhibition at Canal Street Art Gallery opening on December 16th, the LIFE: Judy Hawkins, Carol Keiser, MC Noyes show.
On Water Way
“The concept of my Water Way series is using bubbles on the surface of flowing water as a visualization tool to detach the mind from intrusive thoughts and bring it back to the present. This visualization was inspired by my past paintings, drawings, and studies of water. This series of paintings is a representation of this imagery. For these paintings I have observed water which is deep enough to see no bottom and only show reflection and shadow. The fast current is moving away from the viewer's perspective, up the tall vertical canvases to an unseen horizon.”
“I’ve found I prefer to focus on water which is deep enough to see no bottom and only show reflection and shadow. Fast moving currents produce some of the most dramatic and varying patterns in water. Weather affects the surface of water in such amazing ways as rain drops creating bubbles, or blue sky reflecting in swirling ebbs and flows. Using bubbles on the surface of flowing water as a visualization tool was inspired by my past paintings and drawings of water. A visualization tool used to detach the mind from intrusive thoughts and bring it back to the present is something which works for me, and I now use this technique daily. This series of paintings is a representation of these visualizations.”
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