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Brian Woods – Artist’s Reception

September 13, 2013  |   5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Two of New England’s signature scenes, cows in a Vermont pasture and small boats in a Maine harbor, are featured in the works of artist Brian Woods, whose acrylic paintings are on display in the main gallery at Catamount Arts during September. A special artist’s reception for Woods will be held from 5 pm – 7 pm this Friday, September 13, at the community arts center on Eastern Avenue in St. Johnsbury. The public is invited to attend this free reception. Refreshments will be served. Convenient off-street parking is available at Catamount during the Eastern Avenue construction. Residents may use Cherry Street for direct access into the parking area behind the art center. Woods is a self-taught artist who has spent his life designing, building and restoring houses and other structures around Northern New England. As long as he can remember he has been drawing, doodling, or hammering something. Although he works in a variety of mediums (watercolors, pen and ink and oils), his most recent words are primarily acrylic. Woods’ illustrations have graced many newspapers and magazines. Woods draws his inspiration from what is nearest to him. Whether it is the Holstein cows at the neighbor’s farm in the Northeast Kingdom, or the boats in the harbor of the small fishing community Maine where he spends part of the year, his surroundings find their way into this paintings. Friends and neighbors can find Woods at “The Gallery at Hatchet Cove” when he and his wife are not working on the restoration of a one hundred and fifty year old farmhouse on a small island off mid-coast Maine. The exhibit of New England scenes by Brian Woods will be on display for the entire month of September. The galleries at Catamount Arts are open free to the public from 11 am – 6 pm Monday through Saturday and before and after each film screening.

Location: Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT Map it


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