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Art Gallery

The OSHER@Dartmouth Art Gallery provides public exhibit space to display and view art produced by OSHER@Dartmouth members and regional visual artists from a wide ranging area. Mediums displayed include, but are not limited to, photography, water color and oil paintings, sculpting, pottery, and mixed media. Email laura.j.belback@dartmouth.edu for details regarding participation in periodic exhibits.

"Barns & Backyard Discoveries"

Exhibit Reception:
Thursday, November 8
3:00 – 5:00 PM
7 Lebanon Street, Suite 107
Hanover, NH

November 1 – December 20
7 Lebanon Street, Suite 107
Hanover, NH
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Fridays: 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Priscilla EliadesPriscilla Anne Eliades: Priscilla was primarily a self taught artist. During the last few years of her life, she focused on dilapidated Vermont Barns. Her style often disregarded the rules of perspective, yet conveyed a strong sense of rural nostalgia ...... fallen roofs, exposed timber frames, broken fences, and defunct farm implements. She appreciated the complex roof lines and haphazard outbuildings that reflect generations of random additions to the central structures. She captured the essence of rural Vermont agricultural history in her pen and ink sketches.

Priscilla studied with several local artists and worked with various mediums over the years: clay, watercolor, metals, and her pen and ink works. She enjoyed focusing on one particular discipline for an extended period such as landscapes, fruit and vegetable still life's, and family caricatures; then, finally the pen and ink barn scenes shown here.

Gorgeous GarbageEvelyn Swett: What started as a simple celebration of color one winter afternoon evolved into a multi-year exploration of our compost pile. The pomegranates in winter, the apple peals in fall, and the egg shells year round became objects of fascination - - no longer mere kitchen scraps, they were celebrations of light, texture and the energy embodied in each piece of waste.

Over the past two years, I've visited compost collection and processing sites in Brooklyn & Manhattan, Hartford, CT and Hartford, VT, Lebanon and Hanover, NH. I've taken thousands of photographs and paid attention to details. What emerges is a narrative not just about our collective food waste challenge, about also about ourselves. For me, each image is a metaphor.

This is Compost is about looking your own unique reality in the eye and calling it what it is. Getting the Job Done invites action and the sometimes messy process of actually doing hard work. Micro-Dramas celebrates those small narratives that we take for granted but which, in so many ways, illuminate. Look at Me dives deeper into the details of those narratives. Quiet Time is about patience, rest, and reflection. And finally, Gorgeous Garbage celebrates the beauty of it all - - our dynamic, vibrant, collective mess.

I think compost is like people and ideas, needing to be turned over once in a while, mixed up and mingled with others. There is power in the transformation of waste - - it gets me every time.

To learn more, please explore my website: http://www.evelynrswett.com.

SpiderShiela Swett: I love making ever-new discoveries in the natural world out my back door. I'm intrigued by the huge variety of shapes and colors and the symmetry of a maple leaf or the heart of a poppy, but most importantly, it's the spiritual peace that I feel while walking in the woods that inspires me.

When I was young, my father used to take me by the hand and head outdoors for a walk through his flower gardens and out into the woods beyond. I unconsciously absorbed his love of nature - its beauty and the obvious thrill he felt just being with flowers, shrubs and trees. I watched as he created ponds and vistas and often went to nurseries with him as he poked around looking for more "specials."

I am older now than he was then, but as I take my own walks, I feel that same closeness to all aspects of Nature. My camera records its various surprises - - in the process, creating a visual journal. The natural world is always changing and offering more enticements. Sometimes I notice the light streaming through flowers on my dining room table; other times I observe the daily evolutions in a particular mushroom; or I record birds at my feeders or that lone crow posing on a dead branch beyond. It is all irresistible.

 


7 Lebanon Street, Suite 107, Hanover, NH 03755-2112
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM • Fridays: 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
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Last Updated: 10/29/18