Sullivan holds ‘Form and Flora’ show at MSA gallery

SAXTONS RIVER-Join local artist Stephanie Sullivan at an artist reception for a new gallery show, "Form and Flora," at Main Street Arts (MSA), 35 Main St., on Saturday, May 18, from 2 to 4 p.m.

"Form and Flora" will feature several paintings by Sullivan. The show will run from May 17 to June 23. Gallery hours will be on Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 to 4 p.m. The paintings will be available for purchase through MSA.

Sullivan's lifelong connection to nature provided respite from life's challenges and influenced her art. "As early as I can remember, art and nature have always provided me with moments of rest and rejuvenation," she said in a news release. "The time and space for my dyslexic mind to play, free from the complexities of modern life ... I use my creativity as a bridge towards a greater understanding and connection to our larger living planet."

The forest led Sullivan to her new pieces of art. "This is part of a new body of work. These pieces invite you along on a forest wander sharing expressions of the ferns, moss, lichen, and other organisms that inspire my work," she said. "Combining leaf print, brushstrokes, drips, and splatters I create playful and dynamic little landscapes that convey my admiration for the humbling complexity of the forest ecosystem."

After working within the arts community in western Massachusetts for many years, Sullivan relocated to Vermont in 2018. Since then she has focused on her own artistic work, supporting the local community, and managing habitat stewardship projects on the 54 acres of forest she calls home. Visit for more about her work and current projects.

For more information about the show or artist reception, visit or email [email protected].

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