Art Gallery Opening and Reception – Dianne Shullenberger and John Snell (New Date!)
February 8 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Art Gallery Opening and Reception – Dianne Shullenberger and John Snell
North Branch Nature Center
February 8 | Gallery Opens at 6 pm | Artists’ remarks at 7 pm
(This is a rescheduled program originally publicized for January)
This fabric collage and photography show reflects John Snell and Dianne Shullenberger‘s fascination with rocks. They focus on patterns, details, textures and pay tribute to the adjoining vegetation in a rock’s environment. For the past three years, John and Dianne have collaborated by hiking together, looking at rocks, and supporting each other in creating the art featured in their gallery. The two styles and media speak to each other to better reveal what these amazing stones have to say. This show also showcases their individual perspectives from some of the same locations.
About Dianne Shullenberger: Trained as a physical education teacher, Dianne values her outdoor play activities and finds constant stimulation in remote habitats in Vermont. She frequently draws on-location with colored pencil, then in some cases uses the drawings as studies for fabric collages. A sewing machine has always been her best friend. Learning the intricacies of sewing from her mother has enabled her to explore new techniques with the machine and manipulate fabric in creative ways.
About John Snell: John has been seeing the world through the lens of his camera for more than fifty years. He tends to look for the small bits and pieces that are not obvious at first. While he has traveled the world, the sweet spot in his life has long been here in Central Vermont, both his proverbial backyard and, literally, his wild yard in Montpelier. John was thrilled to find Dianne was not only a fabulous artist and an avid hiker, but also someone who loves rocks.