Thursday, July 4, 2013

64 Miles Exhibition at the Cheshire County Historical Society

Save the date!  Everyone is invited to the opening night of the 64 Miles exhibit at the Historical Society of Cheshire County on Main Street in Keene on July 19 4:30 to 6:30PM.  Can't make the opening?  The show will be up until September.

The Ashuelot River

This exhibit is about the Ashuelot River between Washington, NH to where the river meets the Connecticut River in Hinsdale, NH.  64 miles.  The effects of this river on Cheshire County are enormous: industry, recreation, power, Army Core of Engineering, floods or none, ice fishing, and more.

The more than 40 artists were charged with creating art which represents various parts of the river in one of the four seasons.  90 works were submitted.  There is also a preview at Brewbaker's on Main St.

For this exhibit, I printed a digital image which using a special transfer process, transferred the image onto cloth which had been mounted onto a wooden box frame.  After it was dray, I painted parts of the image to create more intense lights and darks.

About the fabrics I used.  I painted a silk organza which I mounted for two of the images.  The top image here, was transferred onto a rust dyed and over dyed silk habotai fabric.  This fabric emphasis the rust and gold colors of the image.  This image is of an Army Core of Engineer's dam between Gilsum and Marlow, NH.

I love this process.  I am enjoying the photography, some image manipulation and working with all the mediums.  I am curious to see what others will think. 

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