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At Nature's Pace: Two Artists' Journeys

At Nature's Pace: Two Artists' Journeys

Our gallery is located at 2013 Main Street in Bethlehem, NH.
Monday - Friday, 10 am to 5pm and Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm

The Gallery at WREN brings the outdoors in with its newest exhibition, At Nature’s Pace: Two Artists’ Journeys, which features the works of artists Kathie Lovett and Kelly Slater. At Nature’s Pace will be on display in the Gallery at WREN, located at 2013 Main Street in Bethlehem, NH July 31 – August 25, 2020.

As people worldwide were put into a spiral due to the tragic pandemic at hand, Lovett and Slater took it as an opportunity to embark on an artistic journey. They decided to approach their art at the pace of nature and truly slow to see, appreciate, and depict more fully. The fruits of that time-taking can be seen in their vibrant, earth-inspired artworks.

Artist Kathie Lovett and nature’s path converge in unpredictable patterns. Nature cracks and sparkles, hides and shows, speeds and slows, and changes direction as does this artist. At the core of her current practice is an observation of the magic that lies outside. Working in acrylic and oil layers, Lovett unfolds her response to the story nature is telling.  The energy of the forest, water, and wildlife are revealed in her paintings.

Artist Kelly Slater has spent the last few years becoming intimately acquainted with a few locales—especially with certain trees within these special places. Seeking to reconnect with both the rhythm and the spiritual sustenance of nature, she observes her subjects closely and at length. While “long-looking” is integral to Slater’s practice, the execution of each piece is quick and spontaneous.  Working predominantly with watercolors and water-soluble inks, she combines her interests in color and drawing into a powerful visual shorthand that captures the essence of her favorite trees, animals, and places.

 

This exhibit opens on Friday, July 31 and runs through Tuesday, August 25. The Gallery at WREN is open Monday - Friday, 10 am to 5pm and Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. For more information, please call Local Works Marketplace, WREN’s retail market, at (603) 869-3100.

 

Upcoming Shows:

MonthArtistDate of Show
SeptemberJeanette Fournier & Mimi WigginAugust 28 - September 29
OctoberStephanie Potter & Kirsten CarruthOctober 2 - October 27
NovemberSarah Burns & Gretchen WoodmanOctober 30 - December 1
DecemberAnnual WREN Small Works ShowDecember 4 - December 29