Wed, Jun 27, 2012 04:37 PM
Paedra Bramhall is an exceptional artist who, for over 40
years, has pursued a professional career encompassing bronze and
glass sculptures and then combined the two mediums in intricate,
bold and delicate, combinations.
Last year, I met Paedra at several Killington Arts Guild events.
She always seemed to be comfortable and made a real contribution to
the occasion. She was: at the salons at Jill Dye's Killington Dream
Lodge, where sociology and democracy and poverty in San Francisco
were discussed over a melting ice cream desert; at the KAG Annual
Meeting in March 2012 where Bramhall provided a warm welcome to the
young people from SafeArt; at KAG Gallery receptions where we
admire and talked with her about her quilt "Parallel Universes."
These were transfigured collages; images created from photos on the
computers, then printed on archival canvas and finally stretched
like an oil painting.
When asked about the origin of her name she said, "Paedra is the
feminine which I created from my given name of Peter. It honors my
parents. When asked why she lives here she replied, "Bridgewater is
my hometown. I was born here during WWll. I had no choice. Let's
just say I did not want to be born in Boston or any other place."
When asked why she had joined the Killington Arts Guild. She said
"KAG seemed open and welcoming and was close by, so here I
Now the Killington Arts Guild and Paedra Bramhall invite KAG
members and serious art lovers to visit her Studio and Gallery in
Bridgewater on Saturday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (rain date July
22) to tour Bramhall's unusual studios, have a demonstrative
viewing of works, interactive conversations, a picnic, and perhaps
a dip in the brook.
Fran Bull of the "Gallery in the Field" in Brandon has written:
'This is the art that blares its forthright tunes with unbridled
virtuosity.' You will be overwhelmed at the scope of the work that
will be on display, the grandeur of the bronze sculpture, the
uniqueness of the property … and the dynamic glass globes called
'interiors' that appear as visual symphonies.
RSVP to event if you are interested. Contact Sally Curtis
firstname.lastname@example.org or call, 802-422-3852. See www.paedra.com
and KAG's website photo pages and membership forms