Novice art show
The Shy, Novice & Closeted Art Show 9th Annual, displayed the art works of 49 artists! A gracious extension of thanks to each of you for the courage, the passion, and the work it took to bring you and your art to the show! Thank you to the hundreds of community members who participated by supporting these artist by showing up, appreciating and purchasing art, and leaving inspired.
Artists came from all necks of our woods. They include from Albany Township – Bill Patrick and Wendy Green. Andover – Wendy Hutchins. Bethel – Bess Mahoney, Becky Secrest, Sarahanne Wright, Sandra Seaver, Dick Taylor, Sally Taylor, Ani Inman, Kathleen DeVore, Megan Dunning, Donald Bennett, Donna Gillis, Linzsy Herman, Kathy Berberian, Gene Kelly, Ginger Kelly, Bonnie Pooley, Jo Ann Royer, Marlene Engdahl, Marvin Ouwinga, Lida Iles, Leslie Baumgartel, Mary Leimbach, Michael Hicks, Molly Keane, and special guest artist, Sheryl Westleigh. And post mortem, Clayton Sweatt.
From Bryant Pond – Elena Noyes and Michael Rizzo. Gilead – Morgan McLean. Greenwood – Betsey Foster, Milt Inman, Dwight Mills, Sara Wright, Kathleen Zagata and Jake Zagata. Harrison – Jennifer Locke. Mason Township – Hakan Adams. Newry – Brooks Morton and Hanna Pierce. Norway – Thelma Denlinger. Oxford – Harmony Woodhead. West Bethel – Bob McCartney, Pat McCartney and Mary Sweatt. Upton – Joan Miller. From Bangor – Harrison Ankers and from Burlington, Mass. – Christopher Maguire.
Telstar’s 8th Grade General Art class students were represented in a block print art book they designed under the direction of Visual Arts teacher Melissa Prescott. This book was gifted to Mr. Richard Blanco in appreciation and inspiration of his inaugural poem, One Today. Mr. Blanco permitted The Shy, Novice & Closeted Art Show to place it on display.
Many a creative hand is involved in making this show a go. Thank you to all who gave of your time and talent. Mahoosuc Arts Council, thank you for supporting the arts in Bethel. Art in all of its many forms is one of the most valuable assets a person, community or nation can promote.
Supporting the art within,
Janet Willie, Shy, Novice & Closeted Art Show host