D&R Greenway Features “Nature in Black and White”
“NATURE IN BLACK AND WHITE”: Linocuts by eighth-grade students at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart are now at the Olivia Rainbow Gallery, D&R Greenway Land Trust, Princeton through December 20. (Photograph by Tasha O’Neill)
D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Olivia Rainbow Gallery presents “Nature in Black and White,” an exhibit of works by eighth-grade students of Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, on view through December 20.
Art teacher Phyllis Wright supervised the girls’ en plein air pencil sketching sessions of spring on the Stuart campus. “Students transferred their images to linoleum blocks, working as teams with the flatbed press,” said Wright, to print this art celebrating nature and rebirth.
“The objective of this project was to use nature as a catalyst for exploring new kinds of mark-making. Students enjoyed freedom to draw whatever they wished, outdoors. They relished learning to simplify their sketches in order to create effective linocuts and prints. This project reflects the girls’ very individual responses to the wild nature in which we at Stuart study, work, and play.”
The Olivia Rainbow Gallery is located at D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, off Rosedale Road, Princeton. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.drgreenway.org or call (609) 924-4646.