Every year, the District hosts a variety of events, bringing the community and members together, to celebrate the arts and culture while building a deeper connection within the community.
Join us for a reception to welcome Shannon Slattery to the BFL and to view her stunning artwork. Shannon Slattery will be exhibiting semi abstract landscape paintings inspired by mid-coast Maine from May 4th through June 14th here at the BFL. These works are painted in acrylic paint on reclaimed masonite panels. Inspired by the woods and coastline of the mid coast, they exist in the space between drawing and painting, representation and abstraction.
Shannon is an artist and a teacher. She has a Bachelor of Studio Art from Skidmore College and a Masters of Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art. She is on the Board of the Newton Art Association and has been teaching Fine Art at Newton North High School for the last 24 years. She is an avid birder, hiker, and enjoyer of the outdoors.
Shannon reflects on her work and her process: “The trees are sentinels, bell weathers and guardians, if we protect them they will care for us. It is critical that we preserve and protect the natural world, it is our home. More recently I have been drawn to the places where the rocks meet the sea. I continue to find inspiration in the shapes and textures of those rocks, and how they have been shaped by the ocean waves. I am intrigued by the idea that the rocks have been there for so long and will continue to be long after we are gone. As a painter I am guided by process, I apply paint by any and all means and will just as often wipe, sand, or scrape the board as paint with a brush. At the intersection of drawing and painting, color, line, and texture are the means to describe what I see and how I connect to my environment.”
To learn more about Shannon and to see her work, visit her website at https://sslattery.com/