New exhibit opens at Furchgott Sourdiffe May 24

Photo captions: Richard Weis - "Red Dancer” ©2012  18"x 11" Acrylic on Canvas

Photo captions: Richard Weis – “Red Dancer”
©2012 18″x 11″ Acrylic on Canvas

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery will host a new exhibit “Parallels: Recent work by Dick and Nancy Weis” from May 24-June 25. An opening reception for the artists will be held on Friday, May 31 from 6-8 pm.

The artesian pair has their own inspiration, style and medium, but this upcoming show puts their work side by side and invites viewers to make connections.  The couple formed Otherweis Limited in 1974 as an umbrella for their various art activities, including their studio as well as their work as artist-educators. With graduate training at American University and George Washington University as a foundation, the couple has exhibited and taught in many locations throughout the United States and abroad.

Richard Weis has an affinity for the land that is rooted in his Northern Minnesota origins. His undergraduate studies at Bemidji State University in Minnesota provided him with a solid foundation as an artist-teacher. Graduate study at the University of Oregon was interrupted by military service in the late 1960s but returned to his studies with a fellowship to American University in Washington D.C. Dick joined the faculty of Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt. where he helped build the four-year art program. He is currently Professor Emeritus of Art at Green Mountain College and continues to maintain a studio in Poultney, Vt. where he lives with his wife, Nancy, near Castleton.

Nancy Weis has worked in encaustic painting, handmade paper, and other media. She is particularly interested in elements of culture that are common to many different societies.

Nancy studied at Bemidji State University, and completed her MFA at George Washington University, where she was awarded the David Lloyd Kreeger prize in Printmaking. She has done post-graduate studies at Ohio State University and University of Colorado and taught and exhibited across the U.S.

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery is located at 86 Falls Road in Shelburne. For more information call 985-3848 or visit www.fsgallery.com.

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