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SNIP – A group show by the Collageistas
JULY thru SEPTEMBER 4, 2022
Reception Saturday, July 16th from 4:00-6:00 Hartness Library Randolph Ctr VT 05061
The “Collagistas” group was formed in 2021 by six lively women with paper, glue, scissors and X- Acto knives. Each of us have experienced the art of collage on one level or another. Due to the pandemic last year we all welcomed the opportunity to gather together to share this mutual interest and art form. The result? As you can see, each of us have our own individual, unique approach and style to the art of collage.
Our group meets once a month alternating between “work meetings” and “eat meetings”. Our work meetings include snipping and trading papers and images while working on our “works of art”, while our eat meetings offer a diverse potluck dinner including sharing recent works of art, welcoming input and feedback, trading magazines, books, paper resources, great finds from yard sales, library book sales or unusual frames or boxes from basements.
The camaraderie shared by our group brings us together and binds the friendships we all have connected with on one level or another over the years. We just have a good time sharing our similar and varied interests.
To get the group started on the exhibit, we decided to make a collage using one common element – clouds. As you can see, each of our styles are diverse and reflect the personality of the artist. The remainder of our pieces are displayed throughout the library in groupings representing each artist. Enjoy the show!
Artists on display:
Lori Rivers Stroutsos
Ellen Urman, who is also a potter, displays some of her unique clay works in the glass bookcase near the front desk. Enjoy the show!