Best in Show / by Monica d. Church

Light, a collage from The Circumnavigation Series, received best in show from Juror Margaret Pettee Olsen. The exhibition was curated smartly by Roseanne Walsh and Phoebe Gilman. They say, "We chose a theme appropriate for this small, intimate setting; To the Lover of Small Things, Inspired by the poem, by Blaise Laramee. Lovers of small things know that the seemingly insignificant object and the most subtle of nuances can contain great power. Even in large works, the beauty of the art is in the details, and so the challenge in small works is to find the larger idea, captured in miniature. The artists selected have expressed themselves in a compressed, yet powerful way...Monica Church's collages of collected scraps have the intimacy of a forgotten diary.