'Seeds' exhibit takes root


Roxbury — Seeds, a new exhibit at the Roxbury Arts Group’s Walt Meade Gallery, explores the blossoming nature that art has on individuals and the communities in which they live.
The exhibit features the artwork of three artists, Wendy Stanton and Maria Brockman of Oneonta, and James Mould of Stamford. Wendy, Maria, and James have been working with their mentors, Zena Gurbo and Nat Thomas, who are curating this exhibition which celebrates the creative and transforming power of the artistic process.

Saturday opening
The exhibit opened on Saturday, Feb. 2 and the public is invited to attend an artist reception on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. at the Walt Meade Gallery, located in the Roxbury Arts Center at 5025 Vega Mountain Road.

Wendy Stanton is a founding member of The Center for Self Expression/Main View Gallery & Studio in Oneonta, which is a program of the Arc Otsego. An avid lover of nature, Wendy enjoys combining the natural world and the super natural in her art. She works swiftly and with great confidence, barely stopping to look at what she has done before she is off onto the next project.

Maria Brockmann has been involved with The Center for Self Expression/Main View Gallery & Studio for three years. She had little previous instruction but possesses strong innate talents and love of drawing and painting. Within months she absorbed and learned everything Artists Instructors and staff had to offer. She continues to be inspired by other artists and creates work that incorporates new and old skills, often using nature as her diving board into a world governed by beauty and detail.

Stamford artist
James Mould, also a lover of nature, discovered his artistic talent three years ago when he retired from farm work and moved to Stamford. He was soon recognized for his artistic talent in the pen doodles he would make on his note papers. Since this time, James has created a series of tree drawings that are both of this world and not. James finds he is inspired by nature and finds his artwork not only continues provide him with endless satisfaction but has connected him with others in a way he had not experience before.

All three artists, as well as exhibit curators, Nat Thomas and Zena Gurbo, will be in attendance at the artist reception.

The exhibit runs through April 13 and the Walt Meade Gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information about this event, please contact the Roxbury Arts Group at 607 326-7908.