Tuesday, March 5, 2013

FAIRFIELD: Mary Ann Duffy Godin solo exhibition at Bent Northrop Memorial Library

RECEPTION: March 10, 2013 at 2 pm - All are welcome
EXHIBIT continues through Sunday, April 14, 2013

Ironstone Pitcher by Mary Ann Duffy Godin
“Birds, Blooms, and Vintage,” a solo exhibition showcasing the watercolor art of Vermont artist, Mary Ann Duffy Godin, is on display at the Bent-Northrup Library in Fairfield, Vt., from Sunday, February 17 through Sunday, April 14, 2013. The reception is on Sunday, March 10, at 2 p.m. All are welcome.

Artist Statement
Mary Ann Duffy Godin grew up on a Vermont dairy farm in Milton, Vt., when all things were homespun, homebound, and homemade—a nostalgic time when life was simple and purposeful. There was time to look at things and take stock of one’s surroundings—a time that one might wish to recapture and preserve in some way because of its stark contrast to our lives today. Even though she is a farm girl at heart, many but not all of her paintings reflect an enthusiasm for the vintage with all its glamour, the femininity, the lace, the ruffles, the bows, the fabric. These all take a special place in the heart of this retired high school business/ technology teacher who has moved on to another part of life. She brings with her the many skills required for success from the professional world she left such as perseverance, organizational abilities, and technology skills, which have proven to be invaluable as she takes on this inspiring and creative venture in art.

Mary Ann is a member of the Milton Artists’ Guild, serving as one of its directors, and the Vermont Watercolor Society.

Maple sugaring is at the front and center of life in Fairfield, Vermont, which brings a quote to the mind of this teacher-turned artist. It is a quote by Andrew Wyeth and it goes like this:  “What I was after is what you get sugaring off maple from the maple tree. You keep boiling it down until you have the essence of purity.”  Isn’t this the moment we all are trying to capture?

To learn more about Mary Ann Duffy Godin, please see her blog at: http://maryannduffygodin.com/

All images are by Mary Ann Duffy Godin.

For more information, please contact the head librarian, Kristen Hughes, at the Bent Northrop Memorial Library.

Bent-Northrop Memorial Library
164 Park Street
Fairfield, VT 05455