Crowell Gallery hosts exhibit by Saxtons River Art Guild

NEWFANE — The Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library presents an exhibit by the Saxtons River Art Guild (SRAG) throughout October. An artist reception takes place on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served outside.

Visitors will see a wide variety of media, style, and subject matter created by 14 members of the guild. Some artists included in the exhibit:

• John Dimick, who has been drawing and sketching his entire life, took up watercolor when he retired from teaching and coaching at Brattleboro Union High School. He paints detailed street scenes of Brattleboro and natural settings that he encounters while running. He's a signature member of the Vermont Watercolor Society, and his work can be found frequently at Vermont Artisan Designs in Brattleboro.

• Donna Bascom Lund, of Alstead, N.H., uses watercolor or pastels to show the viewer what she sees in nature, the atmosphere, the light and dark, the mood and magic. Viewers describe her work as calming and peaceful.

• Liz Winchester-Larson, from Keene, N.H., works with colored pencils and shows her work frequently in the Monadnock region. She is described as working in the still-life genre, achieving rich color and intricate detail in her work.

SRAG awards a yearly art scholarship to a qualified senior from an area high school. It also sponsors a variety of activities that include classes taught by award-winning artists, weekly open studio hours, bus trips to museums and galleries, and opportunities to exhibit in various venues.

The Guild was established in 1976 to advance and encourage the fine arts. Its 80 members live primarily, but not exclusively, along the Connecticut River Valley in New Hampshire and Vermont, and are either active artists or people interested in the arts.

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