MONTPELIER – T.W. Wood Gallery will hold a champagne reception for two exhibitions on March 25, from noon to 3 p.m.
The exhibitions, “Shared Spaces, Patty Corcoran and Mason Young” and “The Vermont Pastel Society” will feature an artist talk from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on March 25.
Patty Corcoran’s multimedia paintings and Mason Young’s abstract wood sculptures share spaces together: her colors complement the tones of his wood carvings, and both evoke nature in their subjects and their use of materials. Long-time friends, this is their first-time collaboration.
Patty Corcoran landscape paintings are created using oil and acrylic paint, cold wax, and other mediums to create additional depth and texture. Inspired by the coastal landscape of Northeast Harbor, Maine, and the trails of Hinesburg, they commemorate and honor spirits of loved ones who have passed on.
Mason Young has always been interested in making things. As a young boy, he made toy boats, stools, simple objects and sometimes imaginary things. As he grew older, he started making furniture but found it limiting. He became fascinated by mythology as an expression of the meeting of science and art and uses that interest to bring out the relationships in his sculptures. “Sculpture allows me to combine the use of hand and mind in directions that are not possible in normal objects. I love the process of working with wood because the wood and I work together to reach an agreement on its final form”
In T.W. Wood’s Community Hall Gallery, “Let It Snow: The Vermont Pastel Society,” an exhibit by central Vermont artists through March 25. An artist reception will be held Saturday, March 25, noon to 3 p.m.
The exhibit features the range of techniques that many different artists have used to create pastels and features work by Wendy Soliday, John Landy, Linda Kiniry, Cindy Griffith, Joyce Kahn, and more.