Art on Main, 25 C Main Street, Artists' Alley, Bristol, VT, presents and exhibition of the jewelry of Bella Bueno and the paintings of Colette Paul, November 1-30. Saturday, November 6, there will be an artist chat from 2-3 p.m. when the artists will discuss their work and respond to questions. Following, from 3-5 p.m., there will be a reception including live music by harpist Ann Taylor. The talk, exhibition and reception are part of a year long 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.
Bella Bueno is a native of Stockholm, Sweden. She graduated from North Bennet Street School in Boston where she studied jewelry making. Bella's jewelry reflects her background, the influences of Scandinavian light and design combined with the passion and movement of Spain. Bella works in silver and gold, using precious and semiprecious stones in her designs.
Bella exhibits and sells her jewelry in galleries in Vermont, Boston and Stockholm. She currently resides in Burlington, with her husband and two young children.
Colette Paul grew up in the Eastern Townships. While her formal education focused on administration and finance, art and music played a major role in keeping a balance through many of life's challenges and art has been her refuge through the years. While she has taken a number of art classes later in life, her first recollections are of art and creativity playing a large role in her family at a time when old fashioned traditions were passed on to the next generation.
Recently, Colette's paintings have focused on moments in time, places and people, revisiting childhood memories. Another major inspiration is her home in Monkton, a living canvas where time slows and mindfulness is possible. In addition to a number of one person exhibitions throughout Vermont, Colette was chosen as one of the five muralists for Bristol Friend's of the Arts Artists' Alley project.
For directions or more information, please call Art on Main at 453-4032, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The gallery is open Monday-Saturday, 10-6 and Sunday, 12-5.