Arts guild welcomes spring with new exhibit

Arts guild welcomes spring with new exhibit

Friday, May 5, 5 p.m.—BRANDON—The Brandon Artists Guild (BAG) welcomes spring with a new exhibit of floral photographs by Richard Conrad and wildlife woodcarving by William Barnard. The show, “Fish, Fowl & Flowers” runs May 3-June 27. An opening reception will be held May 5, 5-7 p.m.

Vermont artists William Barnard and Richard Conrad both find inspiration from observing nature, sometimes with scientific precision.

“I’m a vertebrate ecologist,” explained Barnard. “The beginnings of my interest in art are reflected in the pages of my field notes.” Like nature itself, Barnard’s carved wooden fish, birds and other animals have evolved as he experiments with new techniques and media.

Photographer Richard Conrad started taking pictures in New York City in the 1960s. A move to Vermont in 1995 changed his focus. “I enjoy photographing Vermont’s varied countryside throughout the year as well as its small towns and villages,” said Conrad. “I also enjoy garden photography. My wife is an avid gardener and landscape designer. We get to see and share our visited gardens from two entirely different perspectives.”

The gallery, at 7 Center St. in Brandon is open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For information, visit brandonartistsguild.org.

Photo courtesy of BAG
“Irises” by Richard Conrad is part of “Fish, Fowl & Flowers” exhibiting in Brandon.

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