Happy New Year!
This past week has filled the city with snow - perfect for reading, painting, and dreaming. In the spirit of peace that accompanies time well spent with books, I offer you a peek into my first exhibit of the New Year, which is an invitational curated by Penelope Varn. The show runs through February 25th in Twisp, WA, at the Confluence Gallery.
Curator's Statement: Reading broadens intellectual horizons, infuses life with depth and color, and brings other cultures and vantage points into one’s sphere of awareness. Because of that, it also increases cognitive and affective empathy and improves social functioning. And add to that reading’s positive impact on memory, attention span and stress reduction. In short, reading changes lives while making the world a better and brighter place.
Confluence Gallery of Twisp, Washington is showing its support for the literary arts by partnering with Friends of the Winthrop Public Library (FOWL), during its January 2020 show, The Color of Words. A portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit FOWL’s mission to develop a vibrant public library for the Methow Valley.
The artists have been asked by the curator to ponder how literature has enlivened their imaginations, stimulated their creativity, and to render, in the media of their choice, the pieces of literature that have most strongly impacted their art.