New Members Opening, Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sawmill River Arts Gallery will be celebrating new members at a party on November 3, 2012 from 12-6 pm. Painters Judith Seelig and Kate Spencer, jeweler John Moore and fiber artist Kathy Litchfield will be featured. In addition to the work of our new members, the gallery exhibits the work of over 30 local artists and craftspeople. Paintings, cards, pottery, jewelry, hand-woven clothing, quilts, wall-hangings, felted toys, dolls, wooden bowls, photographs, art glass, ornaments and much more await visitors at the Sawmill River Arts Gallery.  Please join us for art, music and refreshments at 440 Greenfield Road in Montague Center at the old mill.

Below are a few brief words and photographs of the work of our newest members.

John Moore: My work is strongly influenced by international historical designs as well as contemporary original creations. Each piece is handcrafted from the finest of natural materials.

Engraved Silver Drop Earrings

Kathy Litchfield: I love sharing my joy through weaving. I draw inspiration from nature and the magical world around us to design and create beautiful, functional scarves, shawls and home goods that enhance one’s home or lifestyle. Specialties are my original “Story Scarves” and “Story Shawls” that share tales and life experiences woven into fabric with vibrant colors and rich textures.

 

Kate Spencer: I bring big skies and Western color schemes to my oil paintings. Unromantic in my compositions, I delight in juxtaposing the wild elements of nature and the objects of civilization. My paintings are at once real and dreamy, rendered by a loose brush and a keen observation of how the spirit of the land intersects with the material world. New England and Montana landscapes are predominant in my work.

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