Bernews: BNT Invites Public To Silk Art Exhibition & Sale
The Bermuda National Trust [BNT] is inviting the public to an exhibition and sale of silk art by Janet Wingate, titled ‘Salt Water in the Veins: Conjuring home from a landlocked country.’
A spokesperson said, “The exhibition opens on Thursday 10 August from 5:30 to 7:30pm, when the artist will talk briefly about her medium and inspirations. The exhibition will remain open until Friday 18 August weekdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm. All are welcome. Fifty percent of sales will go to the Bermuda National Trust.
“Janet Wingate was born in Bermuda, eldest daughter of renowned local conservationist David Wingate. Her Bermuda childhood instilled in her a deep love of the island’s scenery and wildlife, which constantly returns to inspire her work, though she has lived in the Czech Republic since 1992.
“Janet has been painting on silk for nearly 40 years. In 2013, she received an award in the annual Charman exhibition at Masterworks. The medium lends itself to many possibilities, and her latest aim has been to make it work like water colour to create paintings. Her hand-painted silk scarves will also be on sale at the exhibition.”