Fish, Fowl & Flowers: Woodcarving and Photography

May 5, 2017
to June 27, 2017
Brandon Artists Guild Gallery
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7 Center St, Brandon, VT, United States, 05733

The Brandon Artists Guild 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 3rd through June 27th . Opening reception is May 5th, 5-7pm.

Vermont artists William Barnard and Richard Conrad both find inspiration from observing nature, sometimes with scientific precision. “I’m a vertebrate ecologist,” explains 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. “My early carvings were intended to be as realistic as my skills permitted, lately I’ve done a few more abstract pieces.”

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,” says 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 BAG welcomes the public to the opening reception for Richard Conrad’s and William Barnard’s joint show, “Fish, Fowl & Flowers” on Friday, May 5th from 5 to 7 pm. The gallery, at 7 Center Street in Brandon is open daily from 10AM to 5PM. Information: 802 247-4956.

The Brandon Artists Guild is a nonprofit cooperative with approximately 50 artist-members. A 501(c)3 non-profit cultural organization, the BAG supports the visual arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and educational programs, particularly in local schools and after-school programs.

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