The Crowell Art Gallery Presents

October 2023

Gianna Robinson “The Ways of Water: Never Destroyed, Always Changing Form”.
Exhibiting October 3rd – 28th, an artist’s reception will be held October 14th from 3-5 pm in the gallery.

The Crowell Art Gallery Presents

Three years ago, Gianna Robinson took her first solo show down from the Crowell Gallery In August 2020, having enjoyed a successful and enjoyable response from the community. Sometime late that same night her son, Matthew passed away. Painting halted, life itself halted for her. It took two months for her to start getting back into creativity, using her hands rather than brushes. Then she was moved to paint a few portraits of Matt. Eventually, she was drawn to take a meditation painting course, out of which came her Mandala series. It took time but gradually she returned to the art she had begun before Matthew’s passing.

Since then, she has been creating, as her schedule allows, finding much solace in nature and recreating her experiences there. A strong theme that has emerged over the years is WATER. But not just water in its liquid form…in all its forms: lakes, ocean, rivers, streams, clouds, snow and ice. A common thread is how water, in all its different guises, is changing our landscapes in beautiful as well as destructive ways. It is just the way nature works. “It is not an angry, punishing force. It is change and movement, evolving and regenerative. Water is matter and energy and the law of energy is that energy can neither be created nor destroyed, rather, it only changes form.”

Come see how Gianna has made some peace with how life and nature have evolved. Robinson’s exhibit will be up at the Crowell Gallery, in the Moore Free Library, 23 West Street in Newfane, VT. The Library and Gallery are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 1-5 PM, Thursday 1-6 PM and Saturday, 10AM-1PM.