Thursday, June 7, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: The Art of Travel at Korongo Gallery in Randolph

The Art of Travel
Photographs by Wink Willett
Paintings by Bonny Willett
Sketchbooks by Susan Abbott

And a variety of artifacts from around the world, collected by local globetrotters
June 8—July 20, 2011
Vernissage / reception: Friday, June 8, from 5 to 7 p.m.

“Travel gives me the opportunity to see people in their daily lives and to interact with them in their own environment,” says photographer Wink Willett. “I’m drawn to remote places, as seeing life at an elementary level gives me a better understanding of the culture. When I travel, I see many differences from the world I live in—yet I have learned there are even more similarities. My experiences have confirmed that people around the world share the same core values.” Wink retired from Citibank in 2001 as a Managing Director. Since then he has pursued his passion for photography and used his business experience to help small organizations develop.

I learn a lot from the people I meet in my travels,” says painter and sculptor Bonny Willett. “Painting them helps me internalize the feelings I have for them and their culture. While painting I may also incorporate the feelings I sense in them.” Bonny has lived in Asia and Europe and has shown her work in Taiwan, Korea, Denmark, and such remote places as Connecticut and Vermont.

Images: Bhutan Woman with Prayer Wheel and Beads, Photograph by Wink Willett; Morocco, watercolor on paper, Bonny Willett