HARTFORD — This month a multi-media art exhibit will take root at ArtSpace Hartford with 22 artists from across the nation.
The show, Nature Nourishes, is expected to provide us with all the nourishment needed to foster growth, promote health, and sustain life. Not only does Nature nourish us physically as food, but also psychologically and emotionally, as sacred food for the soul, organizers say. It’s produced by CT Art Connection.
The need to return our attention to nature and the natural is particularly relevant at this time, they say. With the predominance of industry, consumerism, and technology, we are experiencing an unprecedented disconnection from the natural world. This disconnection has produced profound emotional and spiritual consequences.
“Nature Nourishes” is a group exhibition of 22 artists from across the nation with diverse works that push the boundaries of how Nature is perceived and the various ways it nourishes human kind. Some artists address the concerns of our disconnection from nature while others focus on the nourishment and inspiration derived from nature.
Exhibition Curators: Lori Robeau & Karen Talbot are former Directors of Blackstone River Gallery in Woonsocket, RI. Both are interdisciplinary artists and independent curators. Lori works in mixed-media painting and installation and teaches workshops out of her studio in Manchester, CT. She is the Assistant Director of CT Art Connection and a member of the Vernon Arts Commission. Karen is a forager of way-sides and waste places, and a painter working out of her studio in Woonsocket, RI. She is a member of United Plant Savers and the Portsmouth Arts Guild and teaches a diverse range of herbal workshops.
Artists represented in this exhibition are Tiffany Adams – RI, Karen Rand Anderson – RI, Amy Archambault – PA, Krisanne Baker – ME, Jacqueline Campbell – CT, Maria Driscoll McMahon – NY, Jay Egge – RI, Sue Fenton – CT, Linda Ganus – PA, Patricia McInroy – CO, Julia Morgan-Leamon – MA, Amber Morrison – RI, Caitlin Nesbit – MA, John Nordell – MA, Maggie Nowinski – MA, Tom Ogburn – NM, Gage Prentiss – RI, Lori Robeau- CT, Paul Roustan – RI, Susan Spaniol – CT, Karen Talbot – RI, Margaret Waage – CT.