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New work by Monica DiGiovanni

J. Langdon Antiques, Montpelier
4:00-8:00 pm



The show is hung! The only thing it's missing is you! I hope you can make it.

Spring is here and there is a lot to celebrate in Montpelier this weekend. There are many events to get you out of the gray day doldrums starting with Art Walk, tonight. Join me and atone of other artists throughout town as we put our work out to the world. 

A portion of the sales from my opening will be donated to support protections for pollinators including, butterflies, bees and other flying critters that make food, flowers and life in general possible. I put together a special resource list for anyone interested in the protection, conservation and education of pollinators.

Where:  J. Langdon Antiques, 7 Langdon St., Montpelier, VT
When: Friday, May 3, 4:00-8:00 pm

Catch up if you haven't already through the Facebook event.

Part of the Montpelier Alive Spring 2019 Art Walk 

A special treat..

Join me for a short memoir reading at 7:00 pm. During the years when I withdrew from painting for health reasons I turned toward writing as a creative outlet. Much of my love of nature comes through both my visual work and my writing. Here's a short excerpt:

"Beyond this first row of denser growth the field opened up to patches of brambles, blue chicory, goldenrod and tall brown grasses. When the winds were still the grasses propelled from the earth like free-standing cat whiskers. When captured by a gentle breeze they moved the sound of playful whispers inside me, calls to notice the seed heads hidden inside cupped, rigidly edged leaves. As I ran thumb and forefinger along the length of a stalk, I risked tiny lacerations to connect with the feeling that something so sweet smelling and soothing to be near could also be dangerous to touch. If I passed through the field too quickly I would sometimes endure shallow cuts along my legs and arms as if offending the head-high billowing ecru fronds. In mid-summer I’d carefully peel back the first sheathing leaves of the stalks and pluck the seed heads for a nibble setting free the milky sap within."

Monica's artists' statement...

My current work investigates themes of death and rebirth, strength and vulnerability, impermanence and the seemless interconnection between all things. These are lofty ideas and yet not so much once you’ve heard them a few times. My creative process is an extension of a deepening commitment to Zen meditation, Buddhist study and my spiritual practice as a yoga and meditation teacher.
Oil painting has been a passion for a long time while Chinese calligraphy and Japanese ensō are new loves. Each discipline feeds and supports the other. One is precise and delicate, the other spontaneously perplexing.

Copyright © 2019 Monica DiGiovanni | My Wild Beat, All rights reserved.

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