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Artists of the Month, Brooke Lambert & Kurt Hanss Through March at the Parish Center for the Arts

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Artists Brooke Lambert and Kurt Hanss have come together to present a new, high color duo exhibition at Parish Center for the Arts Gallery: Aqua Terra. This exhibition of new paintings and original collagraph prints is a vibrant exploration of land and sea through color and design using both representational and abstract imagery.

Brooke’s work is largely influenced by the emotions and memories of natural environments and the ocean – the floating shadows you see submerged underneath a wave, the red tinge behind your eyelids while lifting your face to the sun, the pattern of a honeycomb or a fishing net, and all the beautiful shapes, forms, and color in nature. Her collagraph prints are made using discarded and recycled materials, such as string and plastic netting, the very materials that are choking the ocean. It is Brooke’s hope that the moments of unexpected beauty captured in her images inspire a deeper appreciation of the natural world and her use of sustainable practices encourage us all to protect our environment.

Brooke Lambert is a professional printmaker and painter. She received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and has shown her work widely in New England, New York, and beyond. She is currently represented by the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Gallery in New York and is sponsored by Akua Inks and Speedball Art Products. Brooke teaches adult art classes in MA, ME, & NH. Her work can be found in Western Avenue Studios in Studio 447 and online at www.brookelambertartist.com.

Kurt Hanss is a painter and maker currently working out of Lowell, Massachusetts. His  current creative focus has been painting, and his work has recently included exciting new experiments with color theory and design. Kurt’s work invokes a sense of vibrant movement, combining kaleidoscopic colors in unexpected ways to breathe life into favorite objects and refreshing scenes. Some of his preferred subjects include vintage vehicles, machinery, and iconic New England landmarks.

Raised in Rochester NY, Kurt began his studies in art at a young age. He went on to study painting and Art History at Alfred University, in Alfred NY. Kurt has a studio presence at Western Ave Studios in Lowell, MA. He teaches art at the Essex Art Center in Lawrence, MA and throughout New England. His work can be found online at www.hanssart.com.

Aqua Terra is on view from February 28th – March 28th. The Opening Reception will be held on Friday, March 3rd from 6-9 pm at the Parish Center for the Arts. The Gallery will be open to guests on Sundays from 2-4 pm. Parish Center for the Arts is located at 10 Lincoln St, Westford, MA.

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