“Terra Terminal,” a watercolor by skilled Littleton Fine Arts Guild painter Merrie Wicks, depicts what appears to be an old ferry converted to a terminal for other newer ferries to deliver passengers — location not identified, but I was reminded of the one that has carried me to visit my Marin County daughter in the North Bay area — always a highlight way to end a trip!
Juror Steve Griggs, a well-recognized area watercolorist and teacher, chose it as Best of Show in the newly opened “World of Color” exhibit in Stanton Gallery at Town Hall Arts Center in downtown Littleton. The exhibit opened March 1 and will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and during upcoming performances of the musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” which opens later in March — on the 19th.
Griggs’ painting, “Doo Wah Diddy,” is hung to the right of the entry to the gallery and illustrates his technical skill with what is a tricky medium. Watercolors look transparent, sort of casual and clear, but one’s timing really has to be under control ...
Griggs awarded a First Place ribbon to “Foothills Sunset” by Jacqueline Schuler, a large digital painting on canvas — 3/50 is exhibited here. Schuler’s color is especially fresh and sunny and she has mastered a newer way of making art that we can expect to see in increasing numbers, I’d guess. And on a large scale ...
Second Place was awarded to Brigitte Runnels’ oil painting, “Low Tide.”
Two Honorable Mentions are included in the exhibit: To Peggy Dietz’s photograph of a vase and flowers and to David George’s “Cold Ridge,” an acrylic painting.
Many of the works in this exhibit have reasonable price tags and it made me think about upcoming graduations and weddings — what could be better than original art as a gift??? Perhaps someone will be setting up a new home with an expanse of bare walls.
And, or, birthdays of loved ones keep appearing. Again, a spot of refreshing color might be so very welcome.
I think the Depot Art Gallery will be able to reopen soon as well, so we can enjoy more works by this talented group who live among us.
And painters and photographers who are not members may wish to consider the advantages of joining this longstanding group.
See the website at depotartgallery.org for information---one is asked to serve as a host on occasion at the Depot Art Gallery and can take advantage of classes that are sometimes offered.
And, of course another plus is the opportunity to meet other bright, creative people who look at the world in unique, colorful ways ...
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