A press release from Forbes Library.
Anita Hunt's visual tales of dark and light are deeply rooted in the places near and dear to her in rural western Massachusetts. She has been making prints of all kinds for more than 30 years and is currently etching on copper, using traditional methods combined with newer, less toxic materials. Anita is a Past President of the Monotype Guild of New England, a member of the Society of American Graphic Artists and the Boston Printmakers. She is a long time member and instructor at Zea Mays Printmaking, a community of artists dedicated to practicing safer, sustainable processes. She exhibits her work internationally. Recent exhibits include: Stand Out Prints 2014 at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis; 88th Annual International Competition at the Print Center, Philadelphia; Global Print 2013, Douro, Portugal; 8th British International Mini Print Exhibit, London; Delta National Small Prints Exhibition; Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial; 5th and 6th La Biennale Internationale d'Estampe Contmporaine de Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada; New Prints 2010/Autumn and 2010/ Winter, IPCNY, New York, among many others. Hunt says:
For the Hosmer Gallery exhibit I will show a selected group of etchings created during the last three years. My recent work acknowledges and mourns the unraveling of nature. The changing landscape reminds me to pay close attention, celebrate the moment and take nothing for granted. These prints express grief and loss, but also posses a deep appreciation for the fragile, temporal beauty that remains.
Having developed a strong sense of place and love of the natural world from her childhood in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, Elizabeth Lehman prefers to paint outside directly in the landscape, usually returning to the same location in different seasons and at various times of day. Her recent work depicts views near her current home in Western Massachusetts along the Connecticut River and neighboring uplands.
Born in Ithaca, N.Y., Elizabeth has an A.B. in English Literature from Mount Holyoke College. Her painting teachers include Marion Miller, Marjorie Portnow, and Richard Yarde. She is represented by the Julie Heller Gallery in Provincetown, MA.
Adell Donaghue shows drawings and etchings in graphite, ink, gouache and mixed media. Donaghue says:
"I have taken several cross country road trips over the past several years, in addition to traveling up and down the east coast. My travels along and the interstates in the United States have inspired me to draw and paint the American landscape in my own way. I am moved by the pervasive sense of lost promise, loneliness and deep anxiety that I find along the American highway. I find inspiration in American vernacular architecture and regional signage, including half deserted farms, aging grain silos, and iconic restaurant signage."
October 2-30, 2014 - Reception Friday October 10, 5-8 PM (Arts Night Out)