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Holiday Exhibit 2010

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Holiday Exhibit 2010 began November 18 through January 29, 2010.   The exhibit features the watercolors of Tess Feltes, Portsmouth, NH; mixed media  of  Suzanne Pretty,  Farmington, NH ;  pottery of Robert Roux, Wells, ME plus many regional artist. 

Feltes states, "Over my career I have been fortunate to collaborate with botanists, entomologist and researchers illustrating numerous books and journals. As I reflect on my work, I believe my true gift has been my experience as a parent of three children and as a teacher, constantly nurturing a sense of wonder, appreciation, and delight in nature."

Pretty has found the different mediums nourish each other.  Her paper weavings and mixed media works explore the intersection of nature and technology.  Divided Landscape , a multi media piece evolved from a paper weaving  then to a tapestry. Divided  Landscape the tapestry was selected for the American Tapestry Biennial 8 that opened at the Elder Gallery , Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska and will travel  American Textile History Museum in Lowell, MA opening January 20, 2011.  This piece has won first prize.

Roux originally from the Dover area received a BFA from University of Arizona. After graduation he moved to Boulder where taught at the Boulder Parks and Recreation Pottery Lab, the Boulder Potters Guild. He moved backed to Wells after eleven years and  taught at Heartwood College.  The pine ornamentation in the mugs, vases and plates are one of  styles displayed.

Winter Jay, (upper right) by Tess Feltes, gouache
For additional information concerning Suzanne Pretty visit her web page