Kennedy art show opening weaves nature, art, music

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Saco River watercolor and gouache 5” x 7 “

Local artist Lillian Kennedy’s paintings will be the focus of an exhibition at All Souls Interfaith Center on Bostwick Road in Shelburne with an opening Sunday, March 4, from 4 to 7 p.m.

“A Brush with Nature: Landscape Paintings by Lillian Kennedy” will be open to the public Tuesdays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Kennedy, who splits her time between Charlotte and Ferrisburgh having grown up in Bristol, paints water, especially Lake Champlain, as much as possible. It’s never the same, she says, as she strives to capture subtle differences in time of day, weather and season. Her work reflects a confluence of art, nature and spirit and the exhibit will include writings about her creative process.

The opening will feature a Music and Spirit service between 5 and 6 p.m. with speaker Marshall Webb, the woodland manager and carbon drawdown coordinator at Shelburne Farms and an All Souls board member.

His talk, “Carbon Drawdown: Strategies to Reverse Global Warming,” will discuss ways Shelburne Farms is addressing global warming. All Souls minister Kim Marie Glynn will direct the service along with music by the All Souls choir led by Rufus Patrick accompanied by George Matthew on piano.

Later this month on March 18, Kennedy will host a workshop to support All Souls from 1 to 4:30 p.m. titled “Fearless and Serene: Watercolor and gouache landscape painting.” No previous art experience is needed and all materials will be provided. Suggested donation: $25. To register, contact Kennedy at

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