June 2-29, 2015
Hope and Feathers Framing and Gallery hosts Drawing Inspiration a unique installation and residency by Amherst artist Rhys Davies for the month of June, 2015. Davies transforms the gallery into his studio, turning white walls into working space. Pulling inspiration from the gallery’s proximity to the Emily Dickinson Homestead as well as his Welsh heritage, Davies will continue work on a series of oversize portraits including drawn and collaged depictions of Emily Dickinson and Dylan Thomas. In-progress works will be on view alongside a collection of Davies’s completed paintings, drawings and items from his studio.
Opening reception will coincide with the Amherst Art Walk on Thursday, June 4th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
An artist reception will be held on Saturday, June 20th from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
The show runs June 2nd through June 29th.
Davies will be working in the gallery on weekdays from 10:30am to 2:00pm and Saturdays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Artist in an A-frame: Rhys Davies “When All My Five and Country Senses See”
Works in Progress
June 5 – The compositions take form. June 8 – A lamp and basket enter the scene. June 9 – The view out Emily’s window is put in using paper, tape, and charcoal. June 10 – Emily gets a face… or two. June 15 – New face and a body. June 16 – Dylan gets some clams. June 17 – Things get rearranged a little, Dylan gets a window. June 18 – Dylan’s body is outlined. June 22 – After a weekend of Receptions, Emily gets her final face. June 23 Emily is Finished!