Sunday, 12 July 2015

‘Renditions of Place’ in Brewster

I haven’t yet made it to Budleigh Salterton’s sister town of Brewster on Cape Cod. One day perhaps. Until then I’ll enjoy reading about happenings over there thanks to Google news alerts, including this exhibition by Cape Cod artists. 

Like so much of the artwork from that part of the US it’s suggestive of the wild beauty of that intriguing place jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean.

Benton Jones, seen above, is the owner of the Millstone Gallery in Brewster. He's an artist in glass with a cosmopolitan background: part Welsh, Norwegian and Italian, he’s married to Jana, a Czech lady. 

Sadly, I won’t be able to attend the Reception on 18 July, but I’m sure that Benton and Jana would welcome any of my Devon readers.

Click on to see the Gallery's highly informative website. 

This is what it says about the artists:

Opening reception:
Renditions of Place, July 18th from 6 to 8 PM at the Millstone Sculpture Gallery, 3090 Main St., Brewster, MA 02631  

This summer at the Millstone Sculpture Gallery, see artwork that speaks to Place on Cape Cod. Three artists working in very different media share their interpretations of land, sea and the animals that call it home.

Debby Greenwood has embraced the ancient and challenging medium of encaustics, painting with pigmented wax. She has a strong interest in capturing the amazing quality of light on the Cape and is drawn to the ponds, marshes and bays as her source of inspiration. Besides working as a professional artist, Greenwood teaches art at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School and at the Cape Cod Sea Camps.

Benton Jones believes in the preservation of our fragile environment and expresses this perspective through sculpture. With an ability to marry glass to metal, Jones weaves technique and concept seamlessly. Since opening his Millstone Sculpture Gallery in 1999, Jones has enjoyed the freedom to showcase work that speaks to his sensibilities. He has shown in galleries nationally and internationally and has exhibited his sculpture in museums across the region. Recently, Jones developed a Kiln Glass program at the Prague Institute in the Czech Republic where he taught his syllabus for four years.

James Seaman has vision. His ability to capture animals in mid-motion and in large scale is astounding. A sculptor working in all media, “Jay” has gravitated toward stainless steel fabrication, a material that can withstand time and has the structural ability to work big. Located in the Finger Lakes region of New York, Jay has been a sculptor for over 25 years and his sculpture is collected worldwide.

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