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Reception for Beth Welch's "Embarking Home"

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Artist Beth Welch will be showing her recent body of work, dealing with interpersonal relationships and personal struggles through the metaphor of the boat and water. This show will be on view from July 2nd through August 3rd 2018. A reception will be held on Friday, July 13th 2018, from 6-8pm.

"My work visually describes a unique perspective on the connection between humanity, environment, and memory. The vessels in my paintings are purposefully placed in fictional landscapes in order to reveal specific moods. Pulling the viewer in, I will often let the wood grain dictate the flow of the water in my paintings by applying a thin layer of oil paint to the surface of the panel. Each piece is purposefully ambiguous enough to have the adaptability for individuals to apply their own story to the narrative. Whether the vessels are reaching to connect with a cherished friend, or merely reaching for a different version of themselves, their narrative gives the piece a story the viewer can relate to..." - Welch