Thu, Sep 5, 2013 02:22 PM
Friday, Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. -BRANDON- Historic style prevails in
the fresh new pottery work of Stacey Stanhope and paintings by
Dolores Furnari as the Brandon Arts Guild features their artwork in
it's latest exhibition.
The pottery of Stanhope is expressive of the Vermont rural
landscape. She fell in love with Vermont ten years ago while
visiting her grandparents farm. It so dramatically influenced
her style that she decided she had to make it her home. Using a
very distinctive artistic style, graphic designs are applied using
wax resist and carving, resulting in a wood cut look. It is
finished with a salt glaze, a technique over 800 years
old. "Ewe Are My Sunshine" is a playful body of work with a
focus on farm animals, particularly sheep, and introducing a
colorful palette of glazes.
Furnari paints in the style of the early 1800's itinerant artists.
Furnari, a Brandon artist and instructor, brings traditional and
unexpected subject matter with authentic style to portraiture,
stenciling, and decorative objects. Furnari hopes to raise public
awareness of American Folk Art, highly collectible art produced by
country artisans with no formal training, but demonstrating a power
of observation, technical competence, a sense of design, and a wide
range of imaginative vision.
The opening reception is Sept. 6 from 5 until 7 p.m. The show runs
until Nov. 5 at the Brandon Artists Guild which is open everyday
from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more info go to