“Red Table, Turquoise Vase,” by Rona Lee Cohen.
“Red Table, Turquoise Vase,” by Rona Lee Cohen.

‘Spring Group 2024’ exhibit opens at MGFA

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St., invites everyone to visit a large group exhibit of new and recent work, "Spring Group 2024," opening with an artist reception Saturday, March 30, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The exhibition will continue through May 12 and features a diverse selection of paintings, prints, glass, and sculpture by Amy Arbus, Josh Bernbaum, Matt Brown, Rona Lee Cohen, Mutsu Crispin, Jim Giddings, Jon Gregg, Karen Kamenetzy, Lisa Mackie, Petria Mitchell, Gene Parulis, Lauren Pollaro, Jessie Pollock, Torin Porter, Todd Reuben, David Rohn, Joseph Salerno, Tim Segar, Larry Simons, and Jen Violette.

"Fascinated by how two-dimensional art can change the way we see our world," Brown says he produces woodblock prints utilizing the Japanese hanga method, employing a handheld barren (rather than a printing press), water and ground pigments, one hand-carved block for each color.

For 25 years, glassblower Bernbaum has been heating, blowing, shaping, carving, or sandblasting glass to create his signature vessels, while Giddings presents watercolor paintings of water, viewed as purely abstract or totally realistic.

Photographer Parulis says his digitally manipulated, dye-infused aluminum prints represent his attempt to depict the power, wonder, and mystery of nature and his felt response to it.

Reuben, exhibiting for the first time at Mitchell-Giddings, produces one-of-a-kind, highly polished, abstract stainless steel sculpture, sometimes plated with 24-karat gold.

Lee Cohen, from Bakersfield, "responds to our kinetic world with simplicity and humor," say organizers. She paints varied and familiar objects into "paintings of particular completeness and quiet."

Salerno, from Johnson, revisits places multiple times in order to document over time the shifts in color, light, and atmosphere.

For more information about the exhibit, visit mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com, or call 802-251-8290.

This Arts item was submitted to The Commons.

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