Art exhibit: Lisa Charkey


A Reflection of My Everyday World, a popup tribute with "Cancer Journals" and "Cut up Woman" series. Open to the public, Friday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro

118 Elliot Gallery's December exhibit is a popup tribute to the late Lisa Charkey, and will only be open to the public on Friday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 9. Join  in celebrating the work and life of this beloved Brattleboro artist.

This show encompasses the work of one of Brattleboro's most beloved artists. Charkey boldly chronicles her battle with cancer in her "Cancer Journals" and "Cut up Woman" series. Also shown is the work which was inspired by her years living abroad in France and Morocco, as well as her student life in New York and some of her offerings as a teacher in Vermont. This show is a testimony to the power of art in the face of terrific challenge, as wielded by the unstoppable force that was and forever will be Lisa Charkey.

 Lisa Charkey (Sept. 1970 - Oct. 2018) grew up in Brattleboro Vermont. She received a B.A. from Marlboro College in 1997 in Art and Anthropology and a graduate certificate in Art and Education from Parsons School of Design/Bank Street College of Education, NYC in 1998. Lisa lived and worked internationally for a number of years and returned to Brattleboro in 2007. She worked and taught in school, museum, and studio settings in New York City, Paris, and Vermont with a focus on drawing, painting, mixed media and collaborative projects.



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