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The October Featured Artist Exhibition at Art on Main

What:   "Home", October's Featured Artist Exhibition
Opening Reception:
  Friday, October 7, 6pm to 8pm at Art on Main
  Chat with the artists.  Refreshments.
Who:  Ken Martin, Pottery; Brenda Myrick, Painting
   Art on Main
  25C Main Street
  Bristol, VT  05443
Contact:   802.453.4032

About the Artists:

Ken Martin, of Bristol, Vermont, has excelled through amateurism by experimentation and a deep respect for clay and the processes it goes through.  Martin recently joined the ranks of local potters working with Raku, Functional Stoneware, and Porcelain.  His aesthetic honors spontaneity, imperfections, accident, and circumstance.  His satisfaction comes from the bond that develops to his work, and those bonds he strives to create for  his customer and his work.  "Owning a favorite mug or bowl means finding a friend in your cupboard each morning."

"Friends" are familiar to Lincoln painter
Brenda Myrick, as well.  Her watercolor portraiture is born from the knowledge and understanding of her subjects that she gains through observation and research.  She has found portraiture is a rekindled interest of those who commission her talent.  It provides them with a resonant visual memory or reference to the friends of everyday life: the places, people, and animals that they love.

Both Ken Martin and Brenda Myrick speak to the desires of Home.  The familiarity of a favorite mug, and the reminder of a loved one, are states of mind that create our Homes and from those connections we are able to cherish and nurture that space around us.