Exhibit by April Judd and Bev Larson opens at All Souls Church
One of April Judd’s paintings that will be on display at All Souls Church.

Exhibit by April Judd and Bev Larson opens at All Souls Church

WEST BRATTLEBORO — A two-woman show of paintings and sculpture by April Judd and Bev Larson has recently been installed in the foyer and other gallery spaces at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church.

While each artist was featured in group shows during college and in their respective home states, this first major gallery show continues through June 30.

The Arts Committee at All Souls invites the public to meet the artists at an opening reception on Saturday, May 12, from 2 to 4 p.m.

This gathering gives viewers a chance to enjoy refreshments while discussing the creative process with Judd and Larson, who regard this collection as a history of their 13-year journey together.

Both emerging artists, they fell in love with the unique and beautiful light and landscapes of Guilford, where they live and work as the Home Gnomes.

April Judd, originally from Texas, holds a degree in painting from Texas Woman's University. “Creating art has always been a way for me to express my deep spiritual connection with nature,” she said in a news release.

Judd's acrylic on canvas paintings are vibrant color celebrations of these local landscapes. “I also enjoy using shape, line, and playing with perspective, to create a half abstract/half representative reality in my work,” she said.

A history buff, Larson chooses antiques or forgotten items from bygone decades for her found-object sculptures, exploring and recreating their connection to her views on the contemporary world.

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