RiverWinds Opens Show, Raises Funds for Nepal

Artist reception Second Saturday, May 9

'Cultivation' by Liliana Washburn

‘Cultivation’ by Liliana Washburn

RiverWinds Gallery at 172 Main St. in Beacon presents Transformation — Paintings by Liliana Washburn, opening on Beacon Second Saturday, May 9, with an artist reception from 5 to 8 p.m. The show runs through June 7.

On the same day, the gallery will support Beacon Natural Market’s effort to raise funds for the Nepal earthquake relief effort, donating 10 percent of all sales. Kitty and LT Sherpa own Beacon Natural Market. LT’s brother, Tashi Sherpa, owner and founder of Sherpa Adventure Gear is in Kathmandu, is involved in the relief effort.

RiverWinds’ donations will go to a fund the Sherpas have set up, guaranteeing that 100 percent will be spent on the urgent provision of clean drinking water, food, sanitation and shelter in Nepal. Donors can also go directly to crowdrise.com and click on “Team Member Beacon Natural” to donate.

Born in Brazil and now residing in Holmes, New York, Washburn is a contemporary abstract artist whose main painting surface is a synthetic paper called Yupo. This paper allows her to contrast inks’ subtleness with acrylics’ strengths to express her deepest emotions. Several of the paintings in this show are part of her “Human Nature” series, inviting the viewer to a journey into the subconscious mind.

RiverWinds Gallery is open Wednesday through Monday from noon to 6 p.m. and until 9 p.m. on Second Saturday. For more information, visit riverwindsgallery.com.

Photo courtesy of RiverWinds Gallery

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