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Heather Aziz
Christine Brooks
Rebecca Ranney

February 3 – March 28, 2015

Heather Aziz, Blest Energy Bee, linoleum block print
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The Owen Smith Shuman Gallery is pleased to present the work of three Groton Artists, each utilizing graphic mediums to take inspirations, often rooted in nature, on dramatic flights of fancy.

Heather Aziz is an Art Teacher as well as practicing Artist. A specialist in Printmaking (primarily wood block and monoprint), she seeks to share her love and wonder of nature, as well as express her concerns about our relationship with the natural world and the healthy future of our planet. Examples of some printing wood blocks are included in the exhibit.

Christine Brooks, Untitled, digital media
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Christine Brooks, principal at Christine Brooks Design, boasts 20 years of professional graphic design experience. She holds a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley College and also studied Information Design with Edward Tufte. Her work has been published in numerous design publications. In her personal work, she employs the digital tools of her trade to experiment with patterns from nature, geometry, and pop culture references. Many of the designs are available to purchase as stationery and wrapping paper.

Rebecca Ranney, trained as a commercial illustrator, received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2014. Her favorite subjects include natural history and animals. Subject matter ranges from literal studies to combining natural references with whimsical elements to imaginative effect. Preferred mediums are ink and acrylic, however she has experience with a wide variety of media. Rebecca is currently available for freelance work!

Rebecca Ranney, Little Owl Who Lives
in the Orchard
, ink, colored pencil, & pen
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A reception with the artists will be held on Saturday, March 28, from 2:00-5:00 pm. All are welcome.

This exhibit is made possible by the Groton Public Library Endowment Trust.

Ken Hansen,