“Tiyoweh” by Barbara Odil
The delicate, doll-like sculptures of local artist Barbara Odil take on an organic life form of their own, drawing inspiration from a spirituality deeply rooted in the natural world. After harvesting pieces of wood like cherry burl, cedar knot and heart pine from their natural environments, Odil intuitively responds to each branch through a process of kiln curing, carving, sanding, staining and assembling. Figures are often embellished with other earthy materials like lichens, bones, coral and seed pods. Odil, a certified color therapist and shamanic practitioner, leads experiential workshops at Woodhill Retreat Center. This will be the closing reception for her exhibition.
6–9 p.m. FREE! farmingtondepotgallery.com