Bolton Artisans Guild Group Show, October - November, 2012

The Collins Artworks Art on Rotation Gallery presents a group show of selected works by the Bolton Artisans Guild for the months of October and November, 2012.  The public is invited to view these free art exhibits through the end of November 2012.

Opening receptions will be held at the Thai Time Restaurant, 180 Church Street, Clinton, MA, and Collins Artworks, 18 High Street, Clinton, MA, October 16, 2012, 7 PM to 9 PM. A separate opening reception will be held at Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster, MA, October 15, 2012, 6:30 PM - 8 PM

Participating artists include Natalie MacKnight, Laura Chu Burke, Carol Ehrlich, Brenda Evans, Alison Hunt, Amy Moran, Lyn Slade, Ann Gillespie, Roberta Anslow, and Verjik Abramian.

Collins Artworks 18 High St. Clinton, MA. opened in July of 2009 by Sheryll and Steve Collins. They represent over 80 local artists in central Massachusetts. 978-368-3300, www.collinsartworks.com

INFO ABOUT PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Natalie MacKnight is an artist, bookbinder, and graphic designer located in Bolton, Massachusetts. She has a BFA in printmaking and has studied bookbinding at the North Bennet Street School in Boston. She is a member of the Concord Art Association and the Bolton Artisans Guild, and participates in juried shows.

 

Laura Chu Burke, Louie Girl's founder, has been spinning fibers for over 25 years. With a closet full of sheep fleece overflowing in bags and baskets, Laura needed an alternative way to use her “fiber stash”.   The discovery of felting was the perfect venue to help transform the wool fibers into whimsical 3D sculptures, folk art doll caricatures and wool art renderings.  Laura has been felting for over 10 years and continues to have oodles of fleece overflowing in bags and baskets.

 

Part of Carol Ehrlich’s destiny was forged in kindergarten.  She remembers her first craft project vividly and has been in love with creating beautiful works of art for others to appreciate ever since.  Some of her latest adventures include fabric landscapes, abstracts, and bowls, as well as glass beaded bracelets.  Carol has lived in Bolton for the past twenty-eight years.  In addition to her art she runs her own business as a professional organizer and home stager, helping people get uncluttered and organized, as well as ready to sell their homes.

 

Brenda Evans- I began my artistic expression on my 65th birthday. It started with jewelry making, progressed to using polymer clay, then to digital collage and finally to watercolor. I am a member of the Bolton Artisans Guild. I have taken lessons with Sarah Alexander, and exhibited at the CAA in Hopkinton, Collins Artworks 18 High ST. Clinton, MA, the Peabody Historical Society and Nashoba Winery in Bolton.

 

Alison Hunt- Although I’ve always enjoyed creative expression in various modes such as music, sewing and writing comic light verse, for most of my life I was intimidated by the idea of formal artistic training. With a technical inclination and a career in electrical engineering, I self-identified as anything but an artist. Then on a whim one day in 1996 I enrolled in an adult-ed course entitled “Art for Nonartists” and discovered a new world. I was enthralled with the meditative aspect of shutting down the cognitive brain and following an inner voice. I found that I was able to release long-held inhibitions and discover a new way to experience and interpret the world. Over the following decade and a half I’ve continued that exploration through formal classes at the Worcester Art Museum, Danforth Art Museum, DeCordova Museum as well as studying under Kat O’Connor, David P. Curtis, and Steve Kennedy. I’ve exhibited in numerous juried shows including those at the Danforth Museum, Collins Artworks, Fitchburg Art Museum, the Cultural Alliance of Hopkinton and the Arts Alliance in Hudson.