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New Exhibit “feathered” by Artist Julia R. Seyferth

kestrel birdSouthern Vermont College is pleased to exhibit new works on paper, entitled “feathered,” by Bennington native Julia R. Seyferth. The exhibit is available for viewing February 19 through April 2 in Everett Mansion’s Burgdorff Gallery. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends by arrangement with the Campus Safety Office.

The straightforward nature of Seyferth’s work stems from her interest in the intricacies of the natural world and the materials with which she translates them. Seyferth cultivated her practice in art at Williams College, where she double majored in history and studio art. While her courses exposed her to a variety of mediums, Seyferth has most recently worked in pen and ink and watercolor. Her pieces focus on the bird, plant, or creature in near isolation to highlight the distinction and detail of each organism’s unique qualities and appearance.

“I work in pen and ink for its simplicity, the precision and control one must have with it, and the detailed result that comes from such a basic medium,” said Seyferth. “My subject matter is often based in nature – in this case, the focus is on birds. I have long admired these creatures for their beauty, their movement, and their song. My family is full of birders, but I must admit that I was not one to wake up at the crack of dawn; perhaps this is my way of connecting to this interest.”

Inquiries about the exhibit may be addressed to Eric Despard at edespard@svc.edu.

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