CSAG show pairs fine art glass with pastel painting

BELLOWS FALLS — Canal Street Art Gallery, 23 Canal St., presents "Glass | Pastel," a group show exhibiting blown and sculpted glass with pastel paintings from local artists. Glass | Pastel opens on 3rd Friday Gallery Night, Sept. 15, with a celebration and chance to meet the artists from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will be on view through Saturday, Nov. 4.

Artists include Clare Adams, Robert Burch, Deedee Jones, Nicholas Kekic, Marcie Maynard, Patricia McPike, Melissa Rubin, Chris Sherwin, and Maggie F. Smith.

Adams, based in Cambridgeport, shows new reverse painted glass. Burch, based in Putney, creates a new series of ocean and beach inspired blown glass. Jones, based in Brattleboro, makes pastel paintings of the Vermont landscape and water from the artist's travels. Kekic, based in Bellows Falls, blows glass vessels using traditional venetian techniques with modern designs.

Maynard, based in Bellows Falls, displays a collection of pastel paintings of boats, marshes, and still lifes. McPike, based in Brattleboro, offers a selection of pastel paintings focused on vibrant colors from the places the artist spends time.

Rubin, based in Cambridgeport, brings a series of pastel paintings of seabirds to the show. Sherwin, based in Bellows Falls, is making new series such as underwater themed glass paperweights with lily pads and frogs. Smith, based in Putney, exhibits pastel paintings of landscapes and architecture.

The Glass | Pastel show "is a newly envisioned medium focus show, of the type Canal Street Art Gallery exhibited in its first four years," according to a news release. "One of the goals of these shows was to bring together artworks from different artists using the same medium to achieve common, unique, and sometimes surprising results. These shows presented to visitors an opportunity to learn in depth about how these artists use their materials and techniques to create their art."

Canal Street Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit All Gallery events are free. For wheelchair accessibility, call 802-289-0104 upon arrival.

This The Arts item was submitted to The Commons.

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