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One of my favorite things about this year’s Wickford Art Festival was getting to know some of the artists we covered here on the NK Blog and then meeting them in person at the festival. In working with Judy Salvadore, the director of the Wickford Arts Festival, I got a chance to learn more about the artists, see their work, and learn about their inspirations. One such artist was Coventry’s Beth Johnston. She created a beautiful piece of art featuring a swimmer. Being from a family of swimmers, I took special notice of this piece and was glad to have met Beth and spend some time at the festival talking to her about art. I caught up with her again after the festival and she mentioned that she will be participating in another Wickford Art Association event. The Wickford Art Association “Poetry and Art” exhibit features 25 pieces of artwork which will serve as the inspiration for 25 brand new poems and 16 poems which will serve as the inspiration for 16 new pieces of art. Beth mentioned that “I was given a poem and have created a painting” as part of the exhibit. The opening reception is on July 24th from 6:30-8:30 where “we will pair up and introduce our poets and artists (we have not met prior to this point).” There is a flyer below or you can visit the Wickford Art Association’s website at www.wickfordart.org.
To learn more about “The Swimmer” and other works of art by Beth Johnston, please see her contact information below: