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Donna Howard's "Gardens In My Head" opening!

It's Saturday, August 15th, 2020 and the opening of artist,

Donna Howard's show "Gardens In My Head" at the Art Barn Gallery!


Swing by today from 12pm-6pm and meet the artist!


Donna Howard’s art combines simple storytelling with a visual investigation of negative space. The stories are intensely personal and at the same time perfectly relatable because they are childhood experiences that few escape. From sibling rivalry, bullying or monsters under the bed Donna rewrites the darker stories through kinder and hopefully wiser eyes. The humorous images along with the titles convey most of the story, but with pattern and color the negative space allows her to joyously inject a little of the emotional anxiety that lies beneath.


In regards to her upcoming show, Donna writes,


"This series was conceived in a pre-Pandemic February, when I longed for the warm sunny summer days that seemed so far away. I began these “windows” into imaginary summer gardens to push back at the cold. I’ve watched them shift into single bold blossoms and back into light filled fields of flowers. This is my tribute to the resilience of the natural world. They are a thank you for the simple joys that can be found in adversity."


To view her show, visit the Art Barn Gallery 8 Main Rd. in Tyringham, MA

Saturday, August 15th - September 5th, 2020

Friday-Monday 11am-5pm


To learn more about Donna and her work, visit her website Donna-Howard.com



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