Raymond is a treasure box full of undiscovered artists and craftspeople. As a result, and wanting to honor and recognize the local talent, Raymond Arts Alliance (RAA) is coordinating local artist displays at the Raymond Village Library. The artwork will be on display on a two-month rotating basis.
|Artwork by Jennifer Fuller|
The first display, currently highlighted at the library, is from the work of Jennifer Fuller, a glass artist. It features fused glass, lampworking, blown glass, and stained glass. Fuller also works a variety of glass processes to create handmade jewelry, plates, decorations, and custom designs.
"I am an autistic artist who is both mentally and physically disabled and though my past has much abuse and depression, glass art has been a bright spot in my life. It has helped me through the past several years and more recently given me the opportunity to focus on learning more, look to future possibilities with my art, meet amazing people, and feel like I am part of an encouraging, supportive community of people who all have a passion for glass art like I love to do,” Fuller said about art in her life.
Fullers work will be on display until July 7.
During the months of July and August, WHS 2017 graduate Holden Willard and his father, Don, will have their artwork on display. Recently, Holden received best in show in a world-wide competition at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod after he submitted a self -portrait to the center’s “The WORKS” competition. Holden attends the Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA.
His father, Don – a known leader in the community as the Raymond Town Manager, is quite unknown as a talented artist in his own right. His imaginative steam punk pieces are as beautiful as they are useful and his “found objects” metal sculptures are not to be missed!
Briefly, Raymond Arts Alliance is on a mission to strengthen the Raymond arts community and bring people together while enjoying beautiful expressions of artistic skill and imagination.
“We agree that the arts should be accessible to everyone whether you are an avid art student, collector, professional fine artist, weekend hobbyist, or someone looking for the perfect gift,” explained RAA Board Member, Kim Hansen. “The joy of making, viewing and sharing the arts brings people together. What better place to take part in appreciating beautiful things than a place set up specifically for community - the Raymond Village Library.”
There will also be a “meet and greet” the artists to be announced soon.
For more information about the Raymond Arts Alliance and other events occurring at the Raymond Village Library, peruse the library’s website at www.raymondvillagelibrary.org/ or call at (207) 655-4283