Zentangle by Susan Rosano

Susan Rosano

Zentangle by Kathleen Kennedy

Kathleen Kennedy

"Enchanted Entanglements" at Blueberry Haus

Zentangle by Bill Pearson

Bill Pearson

"Enchanted Entanglements" is a diverse and dynamic show by four local artists, all working in the artistic style known as Zentangle®. This is a meditative type of work, which has each artist creating a theme, either realistic or abstract, then dividing the shapes into many segments that are then filled in with a wide range of patterns.

This month's show, featured at the Blueberry Haus Ice Cream Parlor at 19 Elliot Street, illustrates the amazing diversity of their artistic interpretations of this delightful art form. It all started as four artist friends got together through Susan Rosano's invitation, to start a regular monthly Zentangle group. She had taught this art form through her expressive arts practice in Connecticut before moving to Vermont, and wanted to share it with her artist friends here. The foursome of artists has produced an exciting body of work from the past year's participation in their Zentangle endeavor.

The diverse backgrounds of the artists are partly responsible for why this show is so uniquely interesting. Susan Rosano is a Master Teaching Artist, Expressive Arts Therapist, and artist creating beautiful and distinctive mosaics and mosaic jewelry. Katherine Barratt has been a fine art photographer for many years, with an emphasis on close-up floral subjects. Kathleen Kennedy has also been an art teacher and has worked in many different media, including painting, crafting silver and gold jewelry, and most recently, using fabric to create quality handbags and accessories. Bill Pearson is a photographer with a specialty in water imagery, as well as an avid arts enthusiast, and has brought humor and a whimsical flavor to the Zentangle experience.

Zentangle by Katherine Barratt

Katherine Barratt

So stop by the Blueberry Haus on Gallery Walk night (Friday, August 4) to see the show, meet the artists, learn about Zentangle—Kathleen Kennedy wlll demonstrate the process and let visitors do a bit of experimenting—and maybe enjoy a delicious ice cream treat! The show will be up for visitors to see through the end of the month.

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