June 18, 2024

Wild Wonder

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At the DeBlois Gallery June 3rd-25th, 2023

Opening Reception Saturday June 3rd, 5-7 PM

Gallery Night Thursday June 8th, 5-7 PM

Our June exhibit, Wild Wonder, features the work of Kevin Bruff, Kelley Donnelly, Ed McAloon, and Zoryana Tershovska. They challenge us to wonder: what IS “wild” and what MAKES it wild?

To photographer Kevin Bruff wildness is all about nature. He asks the viewer to consider “how small we are in comparison to the vastness of the world around us.” We must “slow down in order to absorb all the magnificence that surrounds us.” And, he says, “It's possible that as we are taking in our surroundings, nature is watching us too!”

Painter Kelley Donnelly, finds wildness in “capturing and interpreting the frenetic energy, emotions, desires, empathy, demons, infinite ideas and feelings that plague or delight us, daily in all of our lives.” She expresses her passion through “symbols, bright colors, energetic lines and marks, and remnants of the suffering, pain, and joys I have experienced throughout my life.”

Sculptor Ed McAloon creates his own fantastic menagerie out of familiar, everyday objects, repurposed and recycled. “Much of his work is related to his physical surroundings and his reaction to current events and the state of the world. For him, creating art is an outlet for the anguish that confronts all of us.” (Sprout Gallery)

Painter Zoryana Tershovska, originally from Ukraine, finds wildness in the plants and flowers that inspire her work. Painting flowers puts her in a good mood, she says, and she wants to use her paintings to transfer that good mood to her viewers: “I want people to be happy when they look at my flowers.”

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The DeBlois Gallery is located at 134 Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown and is open 1-5 PM Wednesday through Sunday. All welcome; ample, free parking!

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