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Art show weathering the elements in Westford

Published: Jan. 3, 2021 at 11:28 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 4, 2021 at 12:12 AM EST
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WESTFORD, Vt. (WCAX) - A Vermont eco-artist is giving visitors an opportunity to enjoy art outdoors.

Anne Cummings’ work is weathering the winter elements in Westford. The pieces are painted on recycled and vintage materials like scraps of canvas and old linens. Cummings says the biodegradable images are meant to naturally fade and fray, portraying the power of Mother Nature. Throughout the winter, she’ll host walk-and-talks to see how the art is holding up. She says the series focuses on the pandemic and provides a COVID-friendly experience.

“So even though it’s winter, I thought it would be a kind of interesting concept to hang things outdoors,” Cummings said. “Let people come and wander through and find a little bit of peace and something kind of interesting to look at during these pretty unusual times.”

Cummings says art is often considered precious, and she wants to challenge that concept. She says there’s no way to predict how the wind and snow will change her paintings, but that’s the beauty of it. She hopes her art show helps people get comfortable with the unknown.

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