The Lodge at Shelburne Bay Senior Living and Burlington City Arts (BCA) entered a partnership two years ago that has been extremely beneficial to both organizations. Every six months, the BCA provides the Gallery at the Lodge with a new installment of local artists providing beauty and inspiration to the residents of Shelburne Bay, while at the same time supporting the important work that the BCA and local artists provide the Shelburne community. The residents of Shelburne Bay proudly display their works in the gallery as well. The exhibit will be open to the public for the next six months through mid September and is located in the Shores Gallery at The Lodge at Shelburne Bay.
Art can be a powerful tool for older adults. For many residents at The Lodge, art is a lifelong passion and career, for others a hobby that they now have time to pursue and enjoy. Either way, the art programs and the gallery at Shelburne Bay contribute substantially to the overall quality of life of our community. The partnership between Burlington City Arts and The Lodge at Shelburne Bay is a unique collaboration that has provided many benefits for both organizations. The next installation will feature oil landscapes by Joan Hoffmann and abstract acrylic landscapes by Lorraine Manley. The public is invited to view this exhibit.
Featured artist Joan Hoffmann is a native Californian and in the early 1960s, began backpacking and outdoor painting. “I have been an advocate and activist for wilderness,” Hoffmann explained. In 2000, she walked across California from Pt Reyes to Squaw Valley-the Discovery Trail, painting habitats. She continued her love for nature painting, rafting and painting two hundred forty miles on the Colorado River, Grand Canyon, 2006, 2009. Now, she lectures and mentors painting students. For more information on Hoffmann, visit www.joanhoffmann.com.
Lorraine Manley has been fascinated with art since she was a young girl in St Albans, when she devoted every spare moment to exploring forms of creative expression. The natural beauty of Lorraine’s native Vermont has been the greatest influence in her art. She especially enjoys painting the landscapes near her home in vivid colors. With intuitive and energetic use of a palette knife and brush, Lorraine looks for those spontaneous “accidents” of oils and acrylics to capture nature’s seasons. For more information on Manley, visit www.lorrainemanley.com.
Gallery hours are 9 am-7 pm. Guests can sign in as a visitor in the lobby to enjoy the exhibit.