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Art Gallery Reception – Patty Meriam: The Longest Branch

August 19, 2023 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, August 19 | 3 – 5 pm (drop in)

(Regular exhibit hours: 8:30 – 4:30 M-F through September 14)

Please join us at North Branch Nature Center for an afternoon celebrating Patty Meriam’s artwork. This collection of oil paintings explores trees and the way they connect us all. Tour the gallery, meet the artist, and enjoy some refreshments. A portion of artwork sales will support NBNC in our mission of Connecting People with the Natural World.


About the Artist

Patty Meriam is a painter, research-based multimedia artist, and conservator who is exploring and documenting the harmful effects of environmental exploitation while also celebrating nature’s ability to recover and reestablish itself. Her work invites conscious awareness of the position from which nature is observed, from close examination of details and pattern
to unique points of view, and questions the implications of the human imprint on the land and commodification of it. Patty is driven by a protective response to the places she lives, her concern for the survival of biodiversity on the planet, and the collective power of art and nature to heal.

Patty grew up in Nyack, NY on the Hudson River with proximity to New York City. She took a circuitous route around art and is currently living her dream as an MFA candidate in Visual Art at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She earned a BA in Art History/Premed from Boston College and worked postgrad in medical research. A short stint in archeology in Cyprus directed her toward an MS in Historic Preservation at Columbia University and a career in architectural conservation and project management. She is now fully engaged in developing a meaningful art practice. Patty lives with her husband in Barre, VT, “Granite Capital of the World”, where she serves as a trustee on the boards of The Vermont Granite Museum and Stone Arts School, and the Barre Opera House.


August 19, 2023
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
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