Betsey Gammons Art on Display at Conservation Center in Concord

June 11, 2009

Betsey Gammons Art on Display at Conservation Center in Concord

Journey to destinations far and near—from Bosnia, Spain, and Turkey back to our own backyard in New Hampshire—with Concord artist Betsy Gammons. Her exhibit “Color Unites” will be on display from June 16 through July 14 at the Conservation Center at 54 Portsmouth Street in East Concord Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

 “Color Unites” celebrates our commonalities as well as our diversity through the power and sharing of color. Gammon’s digital images highlight the artist’s strong interest in composition and the relationships between colors and forms in nature. Gammon’s travel experiences at home and abroad inform her work, which includes pastel drawings, oil paintings, and photography. She is continually inspired by color and design in the landscape, especially water and the natural communities along and upon the water’s edge. As with most of her work, these photos stem from a longing to wake early and journey off the beaten path.

A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Gammons has been employed as an art educator in Concord since 1981. During that time, she was granted a two-year leave of absence to teach at the Frankfurt International School in Germany and most recently taught at the American International School of Budapest in Hungary.

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