Southborough artist exhibition to benefit Worcester Center for Crafts – 9/19 through 10/19

Above: Judy King’s cut paper collage “Moonrise Landscape” is one of the pieces on display and for sale at The Worcester Center for Crafts this month. (Submitted photo)

This month, The Worcester Center for Crafts will feature an exhibit by Southborough resident Judy King. The center is holding a special benefit preview of “Windows on a World: Collages by Judith King” this Thursday, September 19, 5:30 – 8:00 pm.

Tickets are $40 and exhibited works are for sale. All proceeds will benefit the Worcester Center for Craft and its programs.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have an artist of Judy’s stature who is interested in our mission of sustaining craft,” said Honee A. Hess, Executive Director of the Center. “Her work and this show express her generosity of spirit.”

The exhibition will be held in the Center’s Krikorian Gallery at 25 Sagamore Road in Worcester. The art will be on display through October 19, 2013.

The King’s art is described below:

King’s collage works are intimate and symbolic windows through which the viewer sees a world of wonder and enchantment, of nature and the created landscape of towns and houses. “Judy is fascinated by real windows—openings through which one sees the wider world,” wrote Susan Marsh in a Pucker Gallery catalog of King’s work, “and she plays on the way a picture serves as a portable window, allowing the artist to bring her vision to others.”

Most of the works on view are small, measuring 2 ½ x 3 ½ inches giving King’s work the preciousness of a miniature that can be viewed as meditative. Although there are rarely people in her pictures, the presence of people in a positive way is always evident. “This process [of collage] brings me tranquility,” says King. “Each little picture is a world unto itself where I seek completion and quietude. Our lives are so complex today and here I am able to simplify – find the simplest lines, colors, and shapes to convey the spirit to the page.” King primarily uses cut paper in her collages as well as watercolor but sometimes adds found objects like feathers.

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