Between 2006 and 2007 Diane Englander went from working for local New York City nonprofit companies concerned with poverty and disenfranchisement to being a full time collage artist. Works by Ms. Englander will be exhibited at the Williston Northampton School’s Grubbs Gallery from January 30 to February 27.
“I was brought up going to galleries and museums,” said Ms. Englander. “My own expressive energy must have simmered internally for years, occasionally emerging in photography, in quilt making, in other tentative explorations, and certainly in providing opportunity and materials for my children to create.”
Since 2007, Ms. Englander has exhibited her work at more than 15 galleries, schools, and other venues in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and Ohio. Ms. Englander’s work has been featured on the Painters’ Progress and Lisa Pressman Art blogs. She has won both the Allied Artists of America Award from the Butler Institute of American Art and the Artist’s Grant from the Vermont Studio Center.
Grubbs Gallery is located at 40 Park Street, Easthampton, in the Reed Campus Center and is open on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 to noon.