Opening Reception: “Fall Bog”, Watercolors by Joyce McJilton Dwyer at 6 Bridges Gallery

//Opening Reception: “Fall Bog”, Watercolors by Joyce McJilton Dwyer at 6 Bridges Gallery
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Watercolors by Joyce McJilton Dwyer

October 3 – November 11, 2017

Artist Reception: Saturday, October 21, 7:00 – 9:00 pm 

6 Bridges Gallery presents Fall Bog, an exhibition of new watercolor paintings by Joyce McJilton Dwyer, from October 3 to November 11, 2017. There will be a reception Saturday, October 21, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm as part of ArtsNight Maynard.

In this solo exhibit, Dwyer explores the Autumn landscape of a special place: Gowing’s Swamp in Concord, Massachusetts. Gowing’s Swamp is a wetland that has been frequented by historians, naturalists, scholars, scientists and students and community members alike for over 150 years. Henry David Thoreau—perhaps it’s most prominent visitor—also felt a connection to Gowing’s Swamp, having provided it’s name and written of it in his journals.

Dwyer has been interested in art, drawing and making things since childhood. It’s been a strong thread throughout her life. Her love of landscape started with growing up on a family farm, where she looked out at the land and crops every day. Her bedroom window was on the second floor, giving her a bird’s eye view of the flat fields sprinkled with woodlots. Each day she looked out that window to get a sense of the day and the weather, witnessing what was happening with the landscape and crops through the seasons.

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Pictured above: Fall Light in the Bog I  by Joyce McJilton Dwyer (photo credit: Erik Hansen)