Outside Art Shared Weekly

courtesy photo | A piece by Amanda Daniels. Amanda created a highly imaginative and personal landscape. Her work disregards perspective and uses colors with complete freedom.

HARDWICK – River Arts and Grass Roots Art and Community Effort (G.R.A.C.E) will share “Outside Art” virtually every week through the River Arts Facebook page.

Each week, curator and Artistic Director Kathy Stark will share a selection from G.R.A.C.E.’s collection of outsider artwork.

“Outsider Art” is defined as having a feeling of spontaneity and innocence, a childlike quality. There is an abandonment of the rules of perspective, composition, and juxtaposition that leads to a freshness.

Viewers are encouraged to use each piece as inspiration and a departure point for an original creation. Finished pieces can be submitted for display on River Arts and G.R.A.C.E.’s social media platforms. Participants may be invited to participate in a group exhibition or be featured in an “artist of the month” in the future.

For more information see riverartsvt.org.