Poetry of Movement on display at NH Art Association gallery
PORTSMOUTH - Come and enjoy the poetry of movement in art during the month of September at the New Hampshire Art Association’s Robert Lincoln Levy Galley.
In an exhibit with the same title, NHAA artist Mary Carolyn Webber’s
inspiration is the natural world around her viewed through the lens of lyrical abstraction.
The primacy of movement choreographs the elements of form, content, texture and color into a unified whole.
Webber brings her love of printmaking that includes Japanese woodblocks, mezzotints, drypoints, etchings, monoprints & collographs to this exhibit.
“As I glance at some of my prints and watercolors, I realize that the surrounding nature that inspires me is now under profound peril,” Webber said. “It is only fitting that I include some etchings of Native Americans who place great reverence on the environment.”
With a Bachelor’s degree from Massachusetts College of Art & Design and a Master of Fine Arts from Boston University, Webber was trained in the classical mode of drawing & painting.
Following a career as a graphic designer and illustrator she delved into printmaking, which took her thinking “outside the box”.
“The printmaking process encourages people to experiment, layer, ‘abstractify’ and emboss in order to make a statement in a unique way,” Webber said.
Webber has received numerous national awards for her art including the Art Times Ad Award– Audubon Artists at the Salmagundi Club, NYC; the Salmagundi Art Award in Graphics,Gail Davidson, Curator National Design Museum, Smithsonian; Certificate of Merit for Graphics, Salmagundi Non-members National Show;First Prize Graphics - Academic Artists Association; and the Grumbacher GoldMedallion Award, Springfield Art League’s 77th National Exhibit Conn. Valley Historical Museum.
Go & Do
“Poetry of Movement”
Where: Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery
136 State Street, Portsmouth NH
When: Sept. 4 through Sept. 29
Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Gallery hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m.
Artwork: “In The Sea Garden of The Deep”, a print by Mary Carolyn Webber