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Tuesday, August 16th: Artists reception for Linda Rubinstein with Poetry Reading by Toni Ortner

Botanical Portraits, watercolor and colored pencil paintings by Linda Rubinstein is on exhibit at The Putney Public Library from June 27th – September 30, 2022.

There will be an artists reception for Linda’s work on Tuesday, August 16th starting at 6pm. This event also celebrates Linda’s partnership with Toni Ortner on her new book of poems, Daybook V, published by Ardent Writer Press. Toni will read her poetry at 7pm. Masks will be required for this indoor program.

Botanical Portraits are brightly colored, joyfully sensitive renderings of Linda’s familiar house and garden plants. She says, “… a plant is not a person. What drew me to paint these portraits? I watched the begonia sitting in my sunny window. As spring progressed, so did the unfolding of her leaves, turning this way and that to expose the deep red underside, contrasting sharply with the glossy dark green tops. …… one morning she had sprouted a dozen slender pink stalks, garlanded with delicate frothy flowers. I could resist no longer. It was as if the plant was saying “look at me!” I put pencil to paper and began her portrait.”
Included in the exhibition is one painting of all the plants in her garden. There is another exquisitely detailed, colored map of Miller Road in Dummerston with highlights around her neighborhood and home.
Linda has been involved in the Vermont arts community since 1968. She was the Education Curator of Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, as well as a founding partner in Arts Bridge LLC, an arts consulting firm. She is a past Co-Chair of the Vermont Arts Council.
She has exhibited widely throughout Vermont and has been included in national exhibitions in NY, RI, DC. Most recently her drawings were published in Daybook V Change of Season, by Toni Ortner and Some Wonderful, by Heidi Watts.
Linda grew up in New York City where she studied at Hunter College (B.F.A. 1967); at the Art Students League; and the New School for Social Research.
She and her architect husband live in East Dummerston, Vermont, with an abundance of flower gardens and houseplants.