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Animal Magnetism

Art on Main, 25 C Main Street, Artists' Alley, Bristol, VT, presents an exhibition of photographs by Lance Jones and pottery by Julie Longstreth, October 1-31. Saturday, October 2, there will be an artist chat from 2-3 p.m., when the artists will discuss their work and respond to questions. Following, until 5 p.m. there will be a reception. The talk, exhibition and reception are part of a yearlong series at Bristol's community art center and cooperative artists' gallery which each month features two of the artists whose work the gallery represents. The series is free and open to the public.

Lance Jones grew up in Massachusetts and in 1997 received a BA degree in Art with a focus in Photography from Earlham college in Indiana, and currently resides in West Rutland, Vermont. He recently spent six months teaching English and Photography to elementary and middle school students in El Salvador and plans to return one day to continue this work. In the meantime, he is working on putting together a portfolio of photographs taken by the children.

Lance photographs in black & white and generally sepia tones all his prints. He has won various awards and had work featured in numerous publications including a recent four page spread in the August 2004 issue of Black & White Magazine. His work has been exhibited in group and solo shows in a variety of galleries and other locations in Massachusetts, New York and Vermont.

Julie Longstreth's formal education includes a BA in Studio Art from Middlebury College and an MA in Anthropology from Northern Arizona University. Her recent work includes paintings, ceramic sculpture and artistic tile inspired by twelve years of scientific field research. A deep concern for animals and their well-being pervades Julie's life and way of working as an artist and she has always been inspired by the extremes of nature.

Once a practicing archaeologist, Julie was overcome with the urge to create her own "artifacts" several years ago during a move from West to East to her home in West Bolton, Vermont. Through trial and error she has defined her business as a mixture of painting and clay; much of what appears on tiles and mugs began as water color paintings or as one of a kind clay sculptures. Julie is an endless experimenter and idea person, attached as much to the process of the making as to the