Sheryl Southwick is a well- known, award winning artist and arts educator from Easton. Sheryl makes collages, paintings and prints and says “Color and texture have been the main focus of my work since I began painting”. She says that a year spent in Paris and the French artist Pierre Bonnard were great influences on her art.
Bill Pavan is a woodworker from Cambridge. He is showing his graceful wooden bowls, vases and pepper mills which are often accented with metal and inlays of natural materials such as oyster shells. His work, he says, “specializes in accentuating the natural beauty of wood, metal and other renewable resources”. Besides his art, Bill has a career as a geneticist at NIH.
Rick Klepfer who lives and maintains his studio in Cambridge is showing a suite of black and white pen and ink drawings of Dorchester County scenes and flora and fauna from the Blackwater wildlife refuge. Rick has divided his working life among his art, architecture and writing and has contributed articles and illustrations to many national publications.
And finally, David Stevens returns to the gallery after a long absence. David, who has spent his career devoted to his art, was one of the original members of the coop and at that time showed his photos of maritime scenes. The multi-talented artist will now be showing his abstract, wall hung wooden sculptures, some of which incorporate stained glass.