Library to show Rannestad family art
Burnham Library in Bridgewater will present an exhibit, "Three Generations of Artists: a Rannestad Family Affair," Dec. 1 through Jan. 31.
The show at the Route 133 library will feature works by two branches of the family: Harold and Joyce Rannestad of Bridgewater and their in-laws, Karin and Sigurd Rannestad.
Karin, a professional artist and textile designer, is a multi-media artist whose art reflects a multifaceted view of art -- florals, realism, abstract and more.
Jennifer Hummel Ranestad, her daughter-in-law, is a master of watercolors as seen in her abstracts pieces and landscapes. Eric, her son, demonstrates his talent through multimedia techniques and Austin, his brother, combines computer sciences and art in his pieces.
Joyce has "dabbled" in art over the years via college drawing courses, palette knife paintings and oil paintings, recently under the guidance of Edward DeVoe.
Retirement has granted her some time to enjoy plain air sessions with the Washington Art Association.
Harold's talents lie in the media of stone carving which he has now returned to with renewed interest since retiring.
Harold and Joyce's daughter Eva works with pottery and print making. Her children, Petra and Tristan, are learning the art of print making and sculpture.
The exhibit may be seen Tuesdays from 1 to 5 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Main Street library.
For more information, call 860-354-6937.