The Center House Leonhardt Galleries
Berkshire Botanical Garden proudly presents CYNTHIA WICK / THE SHAPE OF COLOR on display through December 1 in the Center House Leonhardt Galleries.
When Cynthia Wick moved to the Berkshires from Los Angeles ten years ago, she brought the luminous California color and light with her. In CYNTHIA WICK / THE SHAPE OF COLOR, she synthesizes both worlds she loves into abstracted landscapes and bouquets. Her paintings are an inventive mixture of oil, acrylic and painted paper collage. Ms. Wick paints from life, from the beauty around her, and from memory. She works loosely and intuitively in the beginning of each picture, then slowly adds multiple layers of paint and collage. “My way into a painting is always color first. Color is everything to me and I continue to find surprising combinations of color and shape by combining paint and collage. It is so thrilling.”
Gallery hours: Weekdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and weekends, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission is free.
Closed Thanksgiving Day, hours Friday, November 29, 11-3.
Expanded Gallery tours:
Informal gallery tours with the artist: November 23, 29, 30, December 1, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Docent led tours: Sunday, November 24, 1 p.m. and November 26 and 27, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
October 20, November 3 and November 17: Join a 1 p.m. gallery tour followed by a drop-in collage art workshop inspired by the artist. Suitable for adults and children age 12 and up.Call 413 320-4795 for additional information.
See a collection of images from THE SHAPE OF COLOR.