Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Westwood Land Trust Art Exhibit

Tonight, Tuesday, October 25th from 6-8pm, the Westwood Land Trust will sponsor its 5th annual "Capturing Nature in Art" exhibit.  Located in the Westwood High School, the exhibit will feature art from Westwood residents that celebrates Westwood's beautiful natural environment. Students of all ages using all types of media will exhibit their creative work.  

"Last year, over 250 Westwood community members viewed the wide variety of artwork submitted by students and residents. Exhibited items included: nature-inspired collages; contour line drawings, charcoal drawings, and paintings of ferns, twigs, pine cones and trees; watercolor and acrylic paintings of Westwood wildlife; photographs of Westwood landmarks, familiar landscapes and wildlife; watercolors of cone flowers; sterling silver jewelry such as a vine bracelet and leaf necklace and earrings; and a “Falling Leaves” ceramic bowl.  Diane Kaiser, Westwood Public School Art Director, and all the Westwood Public School art teachers support this event in their classrooms when they link art and nature."

Find out more about the Westwood Land Trust and the work that they do to preserve land in Westwood. Or better yet, stop by and see the influence this not for profit has on the residents of Westwood.

I'm exhibiting three soda fired vases (Thanks Gallery 9 for letting me borrow these!) because I feel they capture nature best.  So much of my fall collection celebrates the natural world and the leaf has become symbolic for that connection.  These vases stand out as some of my best work and I'm excited to exhibit them in my home town.

I'm not only an exhibitor, but also one of the committee members who installs the exhibit and therefore I get to see the amazing response year after year as the exhibit continues to grow and more residents find out about the work that the Westwood land Trust does to keep our town open and green!

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