Odanaksis, Abenaki for “little village,” is an informal group of artists who paint weekly at outdoor venues in the Connecticut River watershed. Working en plein air is one source of inspiration for many artists. The majority of pieces in this exhibit were started during these weekly excursions. “Spring Around the Upper Valley” features views of the area as interpreted by artists in several mediums.
Artworks may be purchased through the artists.
NPL is ADA accessible, and all exhibits are free and open to the public.
Coming Soon: Miss Match: Pixels to Paint
On Display May 3rd-June 30th
Opening Reception on Thursday, May 3rd, 6:00-8:00 pm
Miss Match: Pixels to Paint is a collaboration between photographer NatEli and painter Becky Cook. Meet the artists and, at 6:30, hear Becky talk about the process of transforming photos to painting for this exhibit.
NatEli fell in love with photography in college, learning to develop and print black & white negatives. Working in a photography studio was her graduate study. She took photos constantly, developing her film wherever she could.(She still has memories of developing large prints in a bathtub.) Most of her photos are now taken with digital cameras, although her 35mm Pentax SLR is still at hand.
As a plein air artist, Becky often begins a painting outdoors and then finishes the painting in her studio using reference photos she has taken. Becky had occasionally painted from NatEli’s photos. Seeing the results, the idea for this exhibit was born. Becky remarked, “It’s been fun to develop different ideas in response to NatEli’s photos, sometimes in a playful manner, but not always.”
As an emerging artist in the Upper Valley, Becky has been exhibiting her landscapes and abstracts in group exhibits for 3 years. She paints in oil, pastel, encaustic (hot wax), and watercolor. There are examples of each medium in the exhibit.
Miss Match: Pixels to Paint will be on display at the Norwich Public Library through June 30th.