new works: seedpods, moth orchids, plankton series

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Local artist, Avis Turner is showing her new works during the month of March at our local Starbucks. Each week the exhibit will change.

Turner, who has a studio at the FVAC (Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon) and teaches at Noah Wallace School in Farmington, exhibits locally and is represented  by the Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme.

Initially inspired by the writings of Michael Pollan's Botonay of Desire and In defense of Food; Turner celebrates the fecundity of nature. The art exhibited this month will range from classically rendered pencil drawings, to mixed media paintings. Her new Plankton Series (to be hung at the end of the March) is rendered in watercolor and ink on archival clay boards.                     

These imaginary botanical hybrids suppose a future where flowering plants and winged insects have adapted to global environmental pressures through adaptive speciation utilizing their already symbiotic relationships.

In her art, new species evolve, ...part moth, part orchid; butterfly wings embrace seed pods and blue beetles thrive, all due to their smart biological and evolutionary alliances.


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