A Relaunched Bethel Arts Holds Its First Event

After eight years of programming, Bethel Arts has been relaunched under its newly formed not-for-profit status and is holding its inaugural event, “Arts in View,” an exhibit of works by local artists Carol Gibson and Diana Gubbay at the Bethel Public Library. The public is invited to the opening reception on Saturday, March 25, from 2-4. “Arts in View” will be at the library for three months.                                             
Ms. Gibson, a photographer, will exhibit still-life works, which she created to evoke a sense of calm. “Photography enables me to share God’s beauty in my surroundings” she said. Two of her pieces in the show will be composites of several photographs; one is of a home on Route 53 to which she has added a garden, windmill and trees from other photographs.              
Ms. Gubbay will show hybrid works that combine photography, watercolor and digital painting. Some are printed on paper and others directly onto aluminum, which is ultraviolet and scratch resistant. One is digital and available in limited edition. “My inspiration is the beautiful nature in all seasons that surrounds me in my New England home,” Ms. Gubbay said.                 
The mission of Bethel Arts is to build, promote and support Bethel’s arts and creative community. With the help of a grant from the CT Humanities Council, last year its advisory board worked with a consultant and its board of directors to develop a strategic plan, which incorporates results from a public survey. Although the organization’s focus has shifted from strategic planning to programming, it continues to seek volunteers to help with events and fundraising. For information go This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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