If Water Could Speak: Amanda Barrow, Janine Norton, Lynn Sisler

If Water Could Speak: Amanda Barrow, Janine Norton, Lynn Sisler

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November 1st - 29th

Amanda Barrow, Janine Norton, and Lynn Sisler reflect and respond to the current status and state of the waterways in our environment, with a focus on conservation. Responding to the premise "If Water Could Speak", each artist has shaped her individual vision using her choice of medium: painting, photography, and monotype printing.

Barrow, Norton, and Sisler will share the experience, thoughts, and process of making the works during a panel discussion in the gallery on Saturday, November 10th, 4-5:15pm. The event is free and open to the community. The artists intend to motivate the audience with a concrete call-to-action, inspiring and sending the them back out into the world with hope and visions of beauty.

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 1st, 5-8pm, during Amherst Arts Night Plus.

Panel Discussion: Saturday, November 10th, 4-5:15pm

The panel discussion event is funded by the Amherst Local Cultural Council and the Mass Cultural Council.

About the artists:

Amanda Barrow has been a professional visual artist since 1986. She has received numerous fellowships, including: a Fulbright research grant, and Mass Cultural and Local Cultural Council awards. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally and has presented countless artist talks. Amanda's work presents a broad range of abstractions that utilize nature, architecture, and the human body as primary sources of inspiration. www.amandabarrow.net

Janine Norton has been a photographer since 1984. She studied at Art Center College of Design in CA, and was a partner of Hing/Norton NYC, serving corporate clients for national advertising campaigns. She has taught, guest lectured, and exhibited her images in solo and group shows regionally since 2002. www.janinenorton.com

Lynn Sisler is a painter who works predominantly in layers of mixed media, which gives a spiritual and historical feel to her visual stories featuring unusual animals. She completed a BFA in painting and a minor in Art History from Northern Illinois University in 1991, and has exhibited her work in multiple group shows and solo exhibitions nationally since 1988. Currently, Lynn works as a professional freelance artist and art educator for children. www.lynnsisler.com