Five Artists to be Featured at Canfield’s Invitational Exhibition
August’s art exhibition at The Canfield Gallery in the Martha Canfield Library, Arlington, will be an invitational show featuring five popular area artists. Showing new work from beginning Wednesday, August 5, and continuing through Saturday, August 29, will be Judith Kniffin, Jessica Putnam-Phillips, Ellen Questel, Mallory Rich and George Van Hook. The Gallery will host an artists’ reception on Saturday, August 8, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Kniffin is a noted watercolorist and oil painter from North Bennington whose focus is on capturing nature’s patterns, spacial ambiguities, multiplicity and dynamic energy. Putnam-Phillips, ceramicist from Arlington, veteran, and owner of Battenkill Pottery, has recently won national awards and recognition for her tableware that juxtaposes flower designs with images of women in battle, calling attention to the conflicting roles of woman as warrior and nurturer. The works of pastelist Questel of Arlington depict what moves her about the natural world, often exploring her study of psychology, visual thinking and dream imagery. Rich, a writer all her life, lives in Sandgate; she discovered art in her 60s and is best known for her pastels, but has increasingly focused on oils. Perhaps the best-known artist of the group is Van Hook, a resident of Cambridge, N.Y. His oil paintings depicting the rich beauty of area farms and landscapes are beloved by collectors across the country.
The exhibition is also open during library hours. For information, call the Martha Canfield Library at 802-375-6153.