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“Where Art Meets Science” with Jo Anne Russo and "Invesigative Process" with Gretchen Abendschein

Sat, Dec 03


Art Around Books

“Where Art Meets Science” with Jo Anne Russo and "Invesigative Process" with Gretchen Abendschein

IN PERSON at Art Around Books. The artists will talk about their creative processes, show examples of their work, and discuss the piece they created for the exhibit. Talks will be about 20 minutes long with time for Q & A.

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Time & Location

Dec 03, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Art Around Books, 5 Canal St, Bellows Falls, VT 05101, USA

About the workshop


Prior to 2014, JoAnne Russo was known known for pushing the boundaries of basketmaking to sculptural, non-functional forms and her work is in a number of museums around the world, including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Peabody-Essex Museum, Smithsonian’s Renwick Museum and others. 

Now, well established as a scientific expert in certain groups of moths, she has curated lepidoptera collections for collectors and institutions, including the Cornell University Insect Collection in Ithaca, New York.


A dancer and visual artist living in Vermont, Gretchen Abendschein began her training at the age of 4 and has studied ballet, jazz, tap, modern and acrobatics . She continued her training at University of Maryland, Dartmouth College, and Jacob's Pillow, where she studied Horton Jazz Technique with Judith Jamison, former principal dancer and director of  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. In the early 1990s Gretchen  performed as a soloist with Arthur Hall's tri-state dance company, NewVerMaine, while continuing creating drawings, paintings, and collage. Most recently she has been creating drawings solely for herself as a means to arrive at a new and inclusive vocabulary, allowing images to emerge from her inner landscape.

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