Bryden will be showing her work at a new location
this year - The Butternut Gallery & Second Story Books on Church
Street, second floor, in Montrose where she will be sharing an
exhibit with past tour member Andrew Gardner. Both she and her
husband Tom Canouse will be at the gallery this year instead of
their home on Ridge Street.
Betty will be showing new watercolor paintings and collages.
The paintings visit an old theme in her work representing her
fascination with rocks (mostly from Maine with a few mixed in
from Pennsylvania and Greece) as well as things growing in the
garden. As always, the paintings are ink, watercolor and acrylic
on handmade papers - a technique and medium she has been working
in for the past forty five years.
fascination with handmade papers has, in the last few years, led
to different means of altering paper (most notably with a glycerin/rice
flour/water paste) and using those efforts to create collages
inspired by the surrounding landscape. These pieces, while abstract
in comparison to the paintings are all inspired, and often titled,
by their location within Susquehanna County or the season they
Canouse will be showing at a new location this year
- The Butternut Gallery & Second Story Books on Church Street
in Montrose. Formerly he has shown with his wife, Betty Bryden,
at their home on Ridge Street.
Tom has carved for several decades and will again show his versatility
with wooden utensils, bird carvings and abstracted forms.