Springfield’s Great Hall Opens New Showcase, ‘Signs of Life’

Springfield’s Great Hall Opens New Showcase, ‘Signs of Life’

Springfield’s Great Hall Opens New Showcase, ‘Signs of Life’

Artist Mary Welsh’s unique collages will share wall space with works by her husband, Roger Sandes in an exhibit in Springfield.

Artist Mary Welsh’s unique collages will share wall space with works by her husband, Roger Sandes in an exhibit in Springfield.

The Great Hall presents its sixth annual showcase, ‘Signs of Life,’ an exhibition featuring the works of husband and wife team Roger Sandes and Mary Welsh. The  show will open with an artist’s reception for the public at 5 p.m. on Friday, October 14, at One  Hundred River Street in Springfield. Wine and light refreshments will be served. ‘Signs of Life’ offers the opportunity to extend the glories of Vermont’s summer with contemporary images of natural beauty and abstract form. Figurative works with themes of nature, cultural and art history have been the subject of Sandes’s work for 35 years. His large, iconic paintings hang across the US and overseas. Welsh’s collages are made of materials from art magazines, books, calendars and end papers, which are glued on birch or mahogany plywood  panels, and depict houses, rooms and their contents. Filled with color studies and sketches, paint-spattered  work clothes, material for collages and equipment for building frames, their studio presents itself as a still-life snapshot of two people who have lived a life in art. They work in close proximity to each other, with nature visible through two large windows.

Located on the Black River in  Springfield, One Hundred River Street features a medical center, stores, a café and the soaring Great Hall. Visitors should use the Pearl Street entrance only for October 14 opening. For more information, call 802-885-3061.

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