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Bristol is a place to go for a diverse variety of art

BRISTOL — Bristol’s downtown gallery Art on Main will stage an exhibition this fall called “Bringing the Outside In.
Running Oct. 13-Nov. 12, the show will feature three different artisans — three different ways of interacting with the natural world.
Susan Goldstein, Krista Cheney and Aurora Davidson all work directly with live natural materials — what they each do with them is unique to their own particular curiosity and artistic vision.
Susan Goldstein, through her “Muddy Toes Terrariums,” creates small, three-dimensional worlds inside glass containers. They range from small hand-blown glass globes with artfully place succulents, rocks, moss and other natural elements to large, window-like containers that bring the outside in for a more intimate view.
Krista Cheney is a fine-art photographer who approaches her subjects a bit like a mad scientist — exploring the unpredictable interaction of flowers and frozen water and ultimately creating beautiful, mysterious, other-worldly images of plants and flowers.
Aurora Davidson, who’s company is Green Angel Arts, collects natural materials and combines them to make a kind of botanical collage that she then photographs. Scenes of fields, forests and mountains shine from her images with the intimacy of the materials themselves — like walking through a meadow to gaze at a view. The original pieces, which are too fragile to display and sell, are kept safely in a climate-controlled space.
Art on Main, at 25 Main St., will hold a reception with these three artists on Friday, Oct. 13, from 5-7 p.m. You can meet Susan, Krista and Aurora there and talk about their work.
THERE’S MORE TO SEE
Want to see more art in Bristol? The proprietors of ARTSight Gallery at 6 South St. are extending an invitation for you to come visit their studio/gallery space in Bristol, and see their current show, “THE ART OF WORD,” which will be up through Nov. 30.
The show features mixed media, collage, installation, paintings, and an ongoing invitation for visitors to tap out their words on the 1928 typewriter provided.
On Oct. 6, 6-8 p.m., ARTSight will host a public reception to celebrate words in art, and art in words as interpreted by these six Bristol artists — Lily Hinrichsen, Karla Van Vliet, Rachel Baird, Basha Miles, Annie Perkins and Reagh Greenleaf Jr.

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