The halls of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital have been graced with paintings by local artists who draw inspiration from agricultural and natural settings.
The show, “Farm Art,” is curated by artist Caryn King, and will remain on view through May. All of the works are offered for sale, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Strolling of the Heifers.
The artists represented in the show are Caryn King, Georgie, Lesley Heathcote, Lynn Hoeft, Nancie McLean, Steven Meyer, Janet Picard, Margorie Sayer, Robin Stronk and Margot Torrey. All live and work in the Brattleboro area.
“All of the artists are inspired by — and also celebrate — local land, farmers, farm animals, wildlife and the natural world here in Southern Vermont,” King said. “We’re excited to be showing these works through the generosity of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.”
Ellen Smith, executive director of development and community relations at BMH, said that hosting the display helps the hospital raise awareness about its commitment to local agriculture.
“Eating locally-grown and produced foods is a healthy choice for individuals and good way to support our community,” says Smith. “Whenever possible, we use locally-sourced ingredients and foods in both the cafeteria and items on patient room service menus.”
For more information about the art, or to purchase paintings, people may phone Caryn King at 802-380-7006.