Mona Adisa Brooks highlighted at Trumpet Gallery in Peterborough 

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018 11:55PM

Trumpet, the fine arts and idea gallery in downtown Peterborough, is featuring the works of painter and ceramist Mona Adisa Brooks throughout November and December.

Born in Rochester, New York, Brooks attended the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she studied ceramics in the School of Fine and Applied Arts. Her work has been shown in New York City, Philadelphia and throughout New England, and is in public and private art collections around the world, including the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.  

Brooks has lived in New Hampshire since 1970, moving to Peterborough in 1984.

The artist is perhaps best known for her lifelike porcelain figures which, in a myriad of ways, vividly reflect the human condition. “I work with porcelain, wood, fabric, and anything else that inspires me to bring my characters into being,” says Brooks. “I start by forming the porcelain with my hands, letting the clay guide me to uncover the personality that is in the making. I am most inspired by the element of surprise that emerges. I feel I am in a kind of collaboration with raw materials and time.”

Trumpet Gallery is located at 8 Grove St. in Peterborough.

For more information, call 801-4502, or visit www.trumpetgallery.com.