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Category: Spotlight Gallery

Outsider Art Inside

Outsider Art Inside

Posted: October 15, 2015

Nine artists' work will hang in the Council's Spotlight Gallery October 21-December 31, 2015. The pieces are outsider art, all made by self-taught artists associated with Grass Roots Art and Community Effort (GRACE). GRACE is based in Hardwick, and since 1975 has provided art materials, encouragement, and a supportive environment to visual artists who want to explore. GRACE staff are artists, and bring workshops to mental health centers, senior meal sites, and artists' homes. The resulting work represents a variety of human experiences in a fresh, raw way. Some of the art is nationally known as well as widely shown and collected. Read More
“Avian Encounters” Takes Flight

“Avian Encounters” Takes Flight

Posted: September 1, 2015

Impeccably detailed watercolors in understated, elegant frames hang in the Council’s Spotlight Gallery. The paintings and collages depict birds and were made by Nancy Tomczak, an artist from Milton. This artist has always spent time in nature, and always loved making art. She grew up in Buffalo, New York. Read More
Things to Remember Camping

Things to Remember Camping

Posted: June 10, 2015

The scale of the subject matter varies: mosquitoes, a tiger, February, the ocean. The depth of the concepts runs from playful to bold. Texts accompanying the framed works read, "The day the unicorns came, you were not ready!" or "Where and how to take a risk." The collages are small, and built with tiny details. Read More
So Handsome! I know right?

So Handsome! I know right?

Posted: March 11, 2015

The Journey Jon mostly rides his fat bike, but has access to a car. He borrowed a truck to bring his art into town. His oil paintings on six-foot canvases are like his transportation: fluid, changeable, and suited to the endeavor. Some of the gestures are absolutely on purpose, some … Read More
Digging for Roots: Wild-Crafted Artwork

Digging for Roots: Wild-Crafted Artwork

Posted: January 7, 2015

Plants and Animals Portrayed A curious boy squats as he discovers a prairie dog; a proud turkey dares anyone to comment on his beard. The largest tree in the world simply stands tall as Sarah smiles. These scenes are only four out of 29 captured in impeccable detail by Nick … Read More
Études: The Weavings of Bhakti Ziek

Études: The Weavings of Bhakti Ziek

Posted: November 4, 2014

Weavings on Walls Weavings by Bhakti Ziek, a resident of Randolph, are hanging in the Council’s Spotlight Gallery through the end of December. In “Études,” Ziek presents work investigating internal landscapes of the mind and emotion, and describes them as “connecting to the outer world and its terrain but not … Read More