After a year in the Everglades, living in the heart of Big Cypress National Preserve, local artists Ailyn Hoey and Mark Goodenough have returned to the area with new works inspired by their recent adventure. As part of Bellows Falls' 3rd Friday Gallery Walk, the exhibit opens February 15, 2008 in the Exner Block Gallery.
Wading birds, alligators, snakes , fish and other abundant wildlife provided inspiration for Goodenough's sheet metal sculptures. His highly refined style combines abstract organic forms into life-like renderings. These pieces are cold formed by hammering and take many hours of hand work to complete.
Inspired by remote and wild places, Hoey captures the land in her charcoal drawings by focusing on the interplay of light and shadow. In her finely rendered drawings, the mountainous clouds, barren cypress and lush vegetation of South Florida are portrayed in their subtle beauty.
The public is welcome to attend this event from 5pm-8pm in the Exner Block Gallery, 7 Canal Street, Bellows Falls, VT. Light refreshments will be provided.