New England Pastoral
By the calendar, summer lasts just about 91 days. My perennial wanderlust probably arose decades ago in the last century, when grade school seemed to drag interminably through June.
These days, as summer approaches, then finally arrives, I itch to get away. Even now, as it recedes with ever-gathering momentum, that feeling doesn't simply linger, it gains urgency.
Of course, when you operate a gallery -- a retail business -- the urge to escape for more than a couple of days introduces the age-old conundrum: How to be in two places at once?
Well, short of undergoing cloning, the best solution I've devised is to exhibit work during the summer that transports me to corners of New England I never tire of visiting. It's no accident that such works also evoke the easier, clip-clop pace we associate with vacation.
New England Pastoral celebrates not merely the glories of rural and coastal New England in full bloom and abundant light, but the astonishing depth of talent found in the region's fertile community of painters.
In this exhibit, nine such artists guide us -- via discerning eye and refined technique -- to escapes both actual and imagined, both remote and accessible, both familiar and forever captivating.
New England Pastoral runs through October 9, 2017. Grab some summer before it's gone.
Gallery Hours, effective September 8, 2017
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Wed. 10 - 5
Thu. 10 - 5
Fri. 10 - 5
Sat. 10 - 4
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