Combined exhibit at Loomis Chaffee gallery

Windsor - posted Nov, 04 2013

WINDSOR - Natural Ingredients, an exhibit that features the work of Connecticut artists Jennifer Davies and Roberta Friedman will open Nov. 12, at the Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Gallery in the Richmond Art Center at Loomis Chaffee. Both artists draw from nature to produce visually stimulating collages using a variety of organic materials. The exhibition will run through Dec. 12. The two artists work independently of one another, but their pieces often complement each other. Both artists use various media to depict natural scenes and manipulate materials to create a range of effects. Branford resident Davies focuses on making monotypes, watercolors, collages, and handmade paper pieces. Working on location and drawing from various natural objects, she then creates abstracts. Friedman, who began as a watercolorist, now uses layered watercolor pieces, created by tearing, cutting, and fitting together elements of color and texture to create watercolor collages. She also uses bark, seaweed, and other organic matter as well as metals, metallic paints, inks, gouache, and ground precious stone to enhance the creativity in her pieces. The public is invited to attend the exhibition during regular gallery hours. The Mercy Gallery is located in the Richmond Art Center on the campus of The Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30 to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. There is no admission charge. For additional information, call the Richmond Art Center Information line at 860-687-6030 or visit

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