WEST HARTFORD — The West Hartford Art League announceS a new exhibit opening Thursday, Sept. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m in the Saltbox Gallery, 37 Buena Vista Road, West Hartford. “Earth Inspired” features work by member artists Ruth Buffington, Jim Bremer and Paul Osgood, who have collaborated on an unusual exhibit of fiber art and photography, inspired by nature and their shared aesthetic. The exhibit will run through Sept. 22. The opening reception is free and open to the public.
Bremer and Buffington create unique works of fiber art that incorporate innovative techniques and unconventional materials. Married for 15 years, they live in East Longmeadow, Mass. Osgood, based in Suffield, travels around the country to explore the abstract artistic potential of landscape photography.
These three artists have shared and discussed their work with each other over the past half dozen years. Although their media are different, their work is deeply connected by their similar sensibilities and the organic nature of their art.
“Artists don’t work in isolation,” Osgood commented. “They are completely aware of the social, political and artistic trends that shape their environment, including the work of fellow artists in their circle of friends.” The individual talents of these artists, as well as their mutual influences, are beautifully showcased in this exhibit of paired works.
Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. West Hartford Art League exhibits feature work by local and regional artists and our galleries are always free and open to the public. For more information, call 860-231-8019 or vist http://westhartfordart.org/upcoming-exhibitions.