June Gallery at the Garden Presents: Farm Art – Paintings by Basha Freudenberg & Peter K.K. Williams
Each year during Strolling of the Heifers Weekend in Brattleboro, Gallery at the Garden hosts an exhibit of farm-related art.
This year’s farm art show at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden is “Pasture and Barnyard” by Basha Freudenberg, and “Naîve Omnicience” by Peter K.K. Williams.
The Gallery at the Garden is open during the Friday Night Street Festival (coinciding with Gallery Walk), Friday, June 1, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Normal hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during special events).
Basha Freudenberg has been painting and drawing in Vermont, Cape Cod and Eastern Long Island for close to twenty years. Although figurative work in charcoal and oils are a strong interest, landscape often including cows is a passion. Basha has painted en plein air throughout the seasons on many local farms. She finds beauty and peace in barn yards, pastures, orchards and hillsides wherever cows and steer graze, chew their cud, and rest.Her work is mostly oil on Masonite or Arches Paper with palet knife.
Peter K.K. Williams’ works offer the viewer peaceful respite from the overwhelming injustices that plague our fractious world.
He studied painting with the late Frank Hewett at the University of Vermont and then earned a Master of Fine Arts degree at Johnson State College, in conjunction with the Vermont Studio Center.
Having been encouraged to explore the interstices of his curiosity, his paintings range in subject and style and include the Vermont landscape, the rainforest, the mist-swathed mountains portrayed in ancient Chinese paintings and the interplay between the sky, sunlight, rock ledges and the surface of Lake Champlain.
In the Gallery At the Garden through June.