"Two Perspectives of Rural Vermont," a show of collages and pen and ink drawings by Jeanne McMahan and Peter Neri will be on display at the Tunbridge Public Library from January 29 until March 26, 2017. An opening reception is to be held on Sunday, January 29, from 2-4 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
"The materials in the pieces in this exhibit were derived from trees," McMahan said. "The materials include recycled plywood scraps, newspapers, methyl cellulose and tree branches. Thus, it's all about the trees." McMahan, of South Strafford, Vt., has been producing art for over 50 years. She is a graduate of Brown University and the Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Neri, of Sharon, Vt., has been drawing since childhood. He took up pen and ink in the 1990s. "I took art lessons from my father who was an artist and photographer from Connecticut," he said. "His mantra that I adopted was 'Draw what you see' and I do." Neri is also a local musician and a programmer at WFVR in South Royalton, Vt., hosting the show "One Guitar."
The library is located on 289 Route 110 in the center of Tunbridge village, across from the Post Office, about five miles north of Route 14. The library’s hours are Monday and Wednesday, 3-8 p.m., Thursday and Friday, 3-6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call librarian Jean Wolfe at 802-889-9404 for more information.
Image: "Abandoned Sugar House" by Peter Neri, of Sharon, Vt.,