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On Exhibit : Jamie Gagarin Gallery

On Exhibit: Claudia Wood Rahm


Acrylic & Mixed Media

November 1 - December 29
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 2  from 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Artist Statement:

A self-proclaimed late bloomer, Warren artist Claudia Wood Rahm has been painting about 15 years. Approaching 80, she continues to explore and express herself with childlike enthusiasm. Whether in her elemental or intricate pieces, this artist has fun with color and the whole process of painting. Basically self-taught, she loves the sense of freedom that comes with each creative choice.

The story and simplicity of folk art and the joy and innocence of children's art delight and influence her. Rahm's childhood at the shore, her reverence for the natural world, and her faith in God weave their way through her art.
This will be Claudia's third show at OWL. At her first opening, one person asked, "How many artists are represented here?" From abstracts to whimsical scenes... from contemporary folk art to biomorphic seascapes... this artist continues to celebrate her world through design and color in a variety of ways.

Claudia agrees with author Elizabeth Gilbert in Big Magic ..."life is too short and rare and amazing and miraculous, and you want to...make really interesting things while you're still here." And, adds Rahm, "perhaps one of the gifts of age is getting past the need to meet other's expectations!"

Rahm has shown and sold her work in venues in CT, MA and ME. Her art has found its way all over the world. Her 4" x 4" seasonal paintings called "Small Moments" are especially popular in gift shops.




The Jamie Gagarin Gallery and Exhibits at OWL

The Oliver Wolcott Library features art exhibits that rotate every two months. The exhibits are displayed in the Jamie Gagarin Community Room & Gallery.

All exhibits include an opening reception on the first Thursday of every other month between 5 and 7 p.m. Patrons can meet the artist, have a first look at the artwork and enjoy refreshments. All exhibits and opening receptions are free and open to the public.

Since the art gallery shares its space with the community and library events, it is recommended that you confirm that the art gallery is open before visiting. Please call us at 860-567-8030.


How to Submit Art for Consideration for an Exhibit

All artwork exhibited is selected through a competitive, juried process by the Cultural Committee appointed by the President of the OWL Board of Trustees. The Cultural Committee uses guidelines in its selection including technique, price range, size of proposed work, type of medium, type and style of framing, and artist credentials.

For more detailed information on the submission process, click here.

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