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The David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village will have a reception with refreshments for artist Kathy Wismar’s exhibition Spring Thaw: Paintings and Pottery on Saturday, March 9 from 4 to 6PM.  The exhibit will include the artist’s distinctive bold and color-laden abstract paintings as well as groupings of hand-built and wheel thrown pottery.  A salon talk with the artist will take place on Saturday, March 16 at 3PM when she will be interviewed by her husband, writer CB Wismar.  Both events are free and open to the public.  The exhibition will be on display through April 13, 2019 during Library operating hours.    For more information call the library at 860-824-7424 or visit huntlibrary.org.  63 Main Street, Falls Village, CT 06031. Hours: Tues 10-5, Thurs 10-5, Fri 3-7, Sat 10-1.

Kathy Wismar first touched clay in the ‘70’s, became an instructor at The Pot Farm (Santa Monica, CA) and, upon moving east, she established her own studio, currently at Kent Green in Kent, CT.  She has studied with American, Japanese and British masters; explored the results of electric, gas-fired and wood-fired kilns; created unique wheel-thrown and hand-built pieces and continues to refine a vision that joyfully balances function with form.

An abstract painter as well as a clay artist, Wismar will display both pursuits in her new exhibition, Spring Thaw, at the David M. Hunt Library in March and April.  Spring Thaw is the time in between.  The point of inflection when winter’s bluster and grip loosen enough for spring’s tender shots to slide in, promise warm days and invite a gentle breeze.  Kathy Wismar’s paintings and ceramic pieces celebrate that moment – the time in between – remembering the past only long enough to welcome the future.