Portraits of Field, Forest & Farm to be Featured at Springfield’s Great Hall

Portraits of Field, Forest & Farm to be Featured at Springfield’s Great Hall

Portraits of Field, Forest & Farm to be Featured at Springfield’s Great Hall

Jamie Townsend’s ‘Curious Pause’ is one of the works featured in the exhibit, ‘Feather and Fur: Portraits of Field, Forest & Farm’ in Springfield.

Jamie Townsend’s ‘Curious Pause’ is one of the works featured in the exhibit, ‘Feather and Fur: Portraits of Field, Forest & Farm’ in Springfield.

‘Feather and Fur: Portraits of Field, Forest and Farm’ is scheduled to open at The Great Hall, 100 River Street, Springfield, at 12 noon on Saturday, October 3, just in time for Vermont’s Open Studio Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4.

The Great Hall will be open on both days from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Regular viewing hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.)

The show, which will run through the end of April 2016, features nine award-winning artists, including local artisits Rick Hearn of Chester and Christine Mix of Manchester Center.

“One of the goals of this new exhibit is to renew a sense of wonder and awareness for animals and nature,” said Nina Jamison, director of exhibition.

“Inspired by their subjects and the natural world, the nine artists in ‘Feather and Fur’
celebrate the beauty, intelligence and grace of animals and birds. The portraits convey a poetry and beauty that are part of the animal’s story.”

Jamison co-curated the show with Carolyn Enz Hack, an artist from Thetford Center whose work has been exhibited nationally. Her sculptures have also been exhibited in two different shows in the Great Hall.

At the Saturday opening  reception, which begins at 12:30 p.m., Christine Mix will demonstrate to attendees how to draw animals. This will be followed by a presentation by Vermont Institute of Natural Science with an up-close and personal encounter with live hawks and an owl. Cider and cider donuts and other seasonal fare will be served.

Visitors to the exhibit are asked to use the Pearl Street entrance only for October 3 and 4. For more information, call 802-885-3061.

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