September 28 – October 25, 2020
Sonoma County artist, Marsha Connell, presents Connected by Water, plein air paintings in oil and watercolor, both large scale and intimate, depicting water encountered and observed in some of its many forms and settings. On a deeper level, this exhibit is charged by the artist’s passion for saving the environment, calling on the viewer to experience how water’s surface beauty and reflections, and shapeshifting inner rhythms, transfixes us; and then to follow it, to see how water, and water cycles, connect us all: human to human, whether across town, continent, or seas. What happens on our shores affects those near and far. “I believe art can open hearts to care about water, the source of life, and increase our focus on protecting and watersheds, wetlands, oceans, and open space preserves and parks” stated Connell. These paintings through their expressive bold brushstrokes and masterful cool toned palettes, invite the viewer to enter their world and find healing for water and for the self.
This exhibition begins in the window of 306 Center Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448. It contnues in the gallery, on the mezzanine level of Levin & Co bookstore. Walk to the back of the bookstore and go up one flight of stairs.
Hours: 11-3 Daily 11-6 Saturday and Sunday