Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New Show at BALE - South Royalton, VT

My friend/coworker Ned Swanberg and I are having a show at the gallery at BALE (Building a Local Economy) in South Royalton, VT later this month.  It's a sort of resurrection of the Confluence show we had together at the Gruppe Gallery in the spring of 2013, although we will both be showing some new pieces that were not in the Gruppe show.  It opens on August 30th and runs through September 24th.  There will be an opening reception on August 30th at 4pm.  This link has some additional info.

Below are some images of some of the pieces I will have on display.

Ghosts in CPOM - Gyoatku Fabric Collage
We Are Family (Percidae) - Gyotaku fabric collage

Camels Hump - hand dyed felted wool

Meander IV - Stitched and inked paper

Mt. Mansfield - February - Watercolor and ink

Preston Pond, West Bolton, VT - waterlor and ink

Summer Freshet - Mill Brook, Jericho, VT - watercolor and ink
 And here is the official press release!

Confluence Art Exhibit Opening at BALE

A confluence of Japanese-style gyotaku collage, river-themed fabric art, and watercolors are featured in an exhibit by Gretchen Alexander of Jericho, and Ned Swanberg of Sharon, at BALE in South Royalton.  An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday August 30 at 4 pm.

The exhibition examines mountains and rivers with the perceptions of naturalists.  Gretchen Alexander is currently expressing her interest in aquatic ecology through the fiber arts including a Japanese fish printing technique called Gyotaku and felting.  Gretchen will also share riverscapes in watercolor.  Ned Swanberg will share plein - air watercolors inspired by the White River and New England mountain walks.

BALE, Building a Local Economy is a community resource center for local economy initiatives that emerge from the creativity of people and communities of the White River Valley. Our core vision is that of stewardship of place – our home and our communities – and of our relationship to the natural world of which we are a part.

The Confluence art exhibit can be viewed at  BALE on the green in South Royalton Vermont at 35 South Windsor Street.  The exhibit will hang from August 31 to September 24.www.balevt.org

Gretchen Alexander and Ned Swanberg work in the Watershed Management Division at the Agency of Natural Resources.  As colleagues, naturalists and artists they have both drawn from the rocks and rivers that define our bioregion and inform our culture.  Their work ranges across scales, textures, palettes, and emotional tone.

For more information on BALE and the upcoming exhibit please contact Chris Wood at  info@balevt.org