Work by Northfield artist Kathrena Ravenhorst-Adams is on display in the Gifford Gallery through October 4, 2017. The 21 paintings in this exhibit (acrylics, watercolors, pastels, and oil paint) capture a range of subjects, from plants to seasonal landscapes and detailed scenes from nature.
“I wish, through my art, to celebrate the wonder and beauty of nature, to call attention to its intricate details, infinite variety, power, and fragility,” she writes in an artist’s note. “It is my hope that through my art others may gain a similar appreciation for all of creation and realize and accept their responsibility for the care and protection of it.”
Ravenhorst-Adams received a BA from Mary Baldwin College and a Master of Arts in Art and Natural History from Vermont College of Norwich University. Over the years she has taught classes in watercolor painting, nature drawing, pen and ink sketching, and teacher workshops at national wildlife refuges in Massachusetts.
She is active in and exhibits with many local groups including the Barre Paletteers, the Chandler Gallery, the Art Resource Association, the Greater Barre Craft Guild, the Vermont pastel and watercolor societies, and has participated in the Vermont Open Studio Weekend for many years. Recent exhibits include the Annual Paine Mountain Art Show in Northfield, the Blinking Light Gallery in Plainfield, The Creative Space Gallery in Vergennes , the Arabella Gallery in Windsor, and the Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville.
This exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will be displayed through October 4, 2017. The gallery is located just inside the hospital’s main entrance at 44 S. Main St. (Route 12) in Randolph. Call Gifford at (802) 728-7000 for more information.