Community Gallery


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The Community Gallery is located in the reception area of the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Emory Street entrance, 86 Park Street, Attleboro, MA. The Attleboro Arts Museum is pleased to offer this prominent gallery space as a solo exhibition opportunity for both our promising and professional artist members. 

To learn more about exhibition opportunities in the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Community Gallery contact office@attleboroartsmuseum.org or 508-222-2644 x15.

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November 2018 – Community Gallery

Oil Paintings of Sheep by Carolyn Letvin 

Exhibition: November 2nd – 30th, 2018

 Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am‐5pm 

(Closed for Thanksgiving from November 22nd – 24th, 2018)

 

 

Carolyn Letvin is a resident of Plainville, Massachusetts. She has exhibited in the New England area since 1990. She is an accomplished landscape painter and creates stylized feline and farm animal imagery. She works on-site, from photographs and memory.

 

She has won many awards through the years, including the Top Award at the 18th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show, an Honorary Mention/Sakura Award from the United Pastelists of America/Oil Pastel Association in 2001, and a second place in the 2014 Blanche Ames National Juried Exhibition. Her most recent award is from Concord Art’s 2017 Members Juried 2 Exhibition where she received the prestigious Nancy T. Baldwin Drawing Award. Currently, her work can be seen at Galatea Fine Art in Boston, MA, Lauren Clark Fine Art in Great Barrington, MA, Hudson Art & Framing in Hudson, MA, and Gallery Wright in Wilmington, VT. She is the new board president of the Monotype Guild of New England.  

 

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WHY SHEEP?

I’ve been painting Jacob sheep for 18 years. When I began, I had no idea that they would engage me as a visual subject for such a long time. When I started painting them, I get a charge from the results of the combination of my hand, the medium and the subject. One thing that has evolved through the making of them is that I’ve mostly eliminated any identifiable background. The flat color background accentuates the negative space of the composition, which the sheeps’ horns, legs and body positions create in endless ways. 

 

Sheep are often one of the first images we see in our lives. Think of all the nursery rhymes and children’s stories that involve or are about sheep. In my case, one of my very first memories is of painted wooden cut-outs of Little Bo Peep and her sheep that my mother had hanging above my crib. I can envision that room and how that “art” was hung to this day. Maybe you, too, have some kind of formative vision in your mind about sheep. Or maybe you connect with them for another reason. Either way, my hope is to engage those who view my sheep paintings on some artistic or emotional level.

–  Carolyn Letvin

 

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Image: Golden Fleece #40, oil.

 

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