Dublin Community Center art show features ‘Journeys’

“Rose Opening,” by Bronson Shonk.

“Rose Opening,” by Bronson Shonk. COURTESY PHOTO

“Winter Moment,” by Deborah Lloyd Kaufman.

“Winter Moment,” by Deborah Lloyd Kaufman. COURTESY PHOTO

A piece by C.M. Judge.

A piece by C.M. Judge. COURTESY PHOTO

“Rhapsody 1,” by Marsha Hewitt.

“Rhapsody 1,” by Marsha Hewitt. COURTESHY PHOTO

Published: 09-05-2023 9:00 AM

During September, Dublin Community Center at 1123 Main St. in Dublin will exhibit the works of Marsha Hewitt, C.M. Judge, Deborah Lloyd Kaufman and Bronson Shonk for an invitational show called “Contemporary Art: Diverse Journeys.”

The public is invited to a reception on Friday, Sept. 8, from 5  to 7 p.m. to meet the artists, view their work and eat hors d'oeuvres.

Hewitt, who has an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and a BFA from the University of Michigan, has produced works which have been exhibited in galleries in New York City, Chicago and Boston and are in the collection of the Chevron Corporation, Boston University and the Northrup Corporation in Los Angeles.

Hewitt will display her Interleave Series, a body of work which is painted with encaustic wax, exploring the sensuality, luminosity, transparency and texture of as many as five layers of hot beeswax on the surfaces. Her abstract studies use colors and movement and create a sense of space, incorporating graphic images including calligraphy, collage, drawings, writing, music and photography.

Intermedia artist Judge holds a Master of Science in visual studies from MI.T and directs Moongate Studio in Fitchburg, Mass., where she creates drawings, paintings, installations and video art. Focusing on the poetic confluences of body and spirit, Judge’s work has been exhibited worldwide. She is a 2019 recipient of the Médaille D’Etain from the Socièté Académique Arts-Sciences-Lettres in Paris for excellence in art and positive contribution to society and the inaugural Present Tense Prize for excellence in new media from ArtsWorcester.

Kaufman, who has earned degrees in art education at the University of Minnesota and Antioch-New England and later took art classes at Rhode Island School of Design, has worked for many years in local schools, Keene State College and at Antioch, teaching both art and creative dance to children and adults.

Using acrylic paint to create her abstract paintings, her work is inspired by the activity of modern dance and choreography. Her work has been shown across New England, and she is a recipient of the Ruth and James Ewing Award for the Arts.

Shonk explores the nature of growth on canvas and layers of plexiglass/glass bonded together to become freestanding three-dimensional paintings. His paintings and sculptures are developed through a time-intensive process of engraving and staining layers of intricate line work, resulting in a riff on the sgraffito technique, a blend of drawing and painting.

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This show will be on display and available for purchase throughout September during open hours or by appointment. To make an appointment for viewing, send email to info@dublincommunitycenter.org.