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|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org